Bangladesh Floods Kill Dozens

At least 60 have died in widespread flooding and torrential rains in parts of Bangladesh and India.

Mosharraf Hossain, the Sylhet region’s chief government administrator, said floodwaters from India’s northeast breached a main barrier on the Barak River and flooded at least 100 villages in Zakiganj.

“Some two million people have been stranded by floods so far,” Hossain said on Saturday.

Hossain added that Bangladeshi authorities are working to see if there are more casualties in the Sylhet region.

Dhaka Tribune reported that the Department of Fisheries said on Sunday that flash floods inundated 18,749 fisheries, including enclosures and fish farms, in 11 Upazilas of Sylhet, forcing the loss of Tk 2.13 crore fish fry and 2,305 tons of fish away in the floodwaters.

According to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Center, the Surma River was running at 84cm at Kanaighat Point and 12cm above the danger level at Sylhet City Point on Sunday morning.

In India, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said on Saturday that 680,118 people had been affected by the disastrous floods in Assam.


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