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Bangladesh floods wreak havoc as 100,000 evacuated from worst-hit areas



Floods in Bangladesh have continued to wreak havoc with authorities struggling to ferry consuming water and dry meals to shelters throughout the nation’s northern and north-eastern areas, officers mentioned.

More than a dozen individuals have died throughout the nation because the monsoon started final week. The authorities known as in troopers on Friday to assist evacuate individuals.

Ekattor TV station mentioned thousands and thousands remained with out electrical energy.

Enamur Rahman, junior minister for catastrophe and aid, mentioned that as much as 100,000 individuals have been evacuated within the worst-hit Sunamganj and Sylhet districts, the United News of Bangladesh company mentioned.

A person pushes his cart by flood waters in Sylhet (Mahmud Hossain Opu/AP)

The newest assertion from the nation’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre within the nation’s capital, Dhaka, mentioned that flooding within the northeastern districts of Sunamganj and Sylhet might worsen additional within the subsequent 24 hours.

It mentioned the Teesta, a serious river in northern Bangladesh, could stream above hazard.

The state of affairs might additionally deteriorate within the nation’s northern districts of Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Rangpur, Gaibandha, Bogra, Jamalpur and Sirajganj.

Officials mentioned water has began receding from the north-eastern area however it’s posing a menace to the nation’s central area, the pathway for flood waters to succeed in the Bay of Bengal within the south.

Media experiences mentioned these affected by flooding in distant areas are struggling to entry consuming water and meals.

Bangladesh Floods

A lady sits in a rustic boat because it strikes by flood waters (Mahmud Hossain Opu/AP)

Arinjoy Dhar, a senior director of the non-profit developmental group BRAC, requested for assist in offering meals for these affected, in a video posted on-line.

Mr Dhar mentioned they opened a centre on Monday to arrange meals objects as a part of a plan to feed 5,000 households in Sunamganj district however the association was not sufficient.

BRAC mentioned they alone have been making an attempt to succeed in out to about 52,000 households with emergency provides.

The newest floods have devastated Bangladesh since Friday amid heavy monsoon rains, simply because the nation started recovering from a flash flood.

Bangladesh FloodsPeople wade by flood waters in Sylhet (Abdul Goni/AP)

Last month, a pre-monsoon flash flood triggered by a rush of water from upstream in India’s north-eastern states hit Bangladesh’s northern and north-eastern areas, destroying crops and damaging homes and roads.

 

Bangladesh, a nation of 160 million individuals, is low-lying and faces threats from pure disasters corresponding to floods and cyclones, made worse by local weather change.

According to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, about 17% of individuals in Bangladesh would must be relocated over the following decade or so if world warming persists at present fee.



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