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Death toll from flood rises to 68

26 killed in last 24hrs
Staff Correspondent
23 Jun 2022 17:27:29 | Update: 23 Jun 2022 18:24:59
Death toll from flood rises to 68
Bangladesh Navy personnel rescue a pregnant woman from a flooded area following heavy monsoon rainfalls in Sunamganj on June 22, 2022 — AFP Photo

At least 26 people have been killed in 27 flood-affected districts in the last 24 hours due to the catastrophic flooding triggered by heavy monsoon downpours.

With the fresh deaths, the toll from flood rose to 68 in the last five weeks, according to the data provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In addition, 4,048 people, including 645 in the last 24 hours, were affected by various diseases such as vision impairment, diarrhoea, skin diseases, or sustained snakebites during this period.

Among the deceased, 46 were from Sylhet, 18 in Mymensingh, and four from Rangpur divisions.

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Sunamganj district has reported a maximum of 26 deaths and Sylhet recorded 16 casualties, while Netrakona, Jamalpur and Mymensingh reported five deaths each, the DGHS said.

Of the total deceased, 14 died from lightning, one died from snakebite and 45 died from drowning, the health authorities added.