Bangladesh: Sylhet flood death toll climbs to 22

DHAKA, 22 June 2022, (TON): A total of 22 people have died in recent floods of Sylhet division since June 15, said Divisional Health Director Himangshu Lal Roy.

Among them, 14 people died in Sylhet, five in Sunamganj and three in Moulvibazar.

Himangshu said “the fatalities occurred due to lightning strikes, snakebite, electrocution, landslides and drowning during the period.”

People of Sylhet division have been experiencing severe floods for the past one week and 80% areas of Sylhet and Sunamganj districts have been flooded, leaving four million people marooned.

The residents of the two districts also have been going through immense suffering due to an acute shortage of food and pure drinking water.

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