Flood death toll reaches 92 : DGHS

Publish: 8:39 PM, June 30, 2022 | Update: 8:39:PM, June 30, 2022

Flood claimed four more lives in the country in 24 hours till Thursday morning, 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).

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

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

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

As a result, basically 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.

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