Flood death toll now 92 as 4 more die: DGHS

More rains likely in 24 hours
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Flood claimed four more lives in the country in 24 hours till this morning (June 30, 2022), raising the total fatalities to 92.

Al the latest victim died by drowning in floodwater in Sherpur, Sunamganj, and Habiganj districts, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the deceased, 66 people died by drowning in floodwater, 14 from lightning strike, two from snake bite, one from diarrhoea, and nine due to other reasons.

The total deaths were recorded from May 17 to June 30.

Meanwhile, the Flood Forecasting & Warning Centre (FFWC) of the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) said there is chance of heavy rainfall at places of the northern and north-eastern Bangladesh along with Assam, Meghalaya, and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal (Jalpaiguri, Sikkim) of India in next 24 hours.

As a result, the major rivers of northern Bangladesh (Teesta, Upper Atrai, Dharla, Dudhkumar, Upper Karotoa, Tangon, Punarbhaba, and Kulikh) may rise rapidly during this period.

Flood situation in Kurigram and Dinajpur districts of northern region and Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Kishoreganj & B'baria districts of northeastern region may remain steady in next 24 hours, it said in their latest warning.

Meanwhile, the flood situation is unlikely to worsen further after mid-July, reports Bangladesh Weather Observation Team – BWOT, an independent weather research group.



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