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Bangladesh flood death toll reaches 82 

Staff Correspondent  |
Update: 2022-06-25 19:04:36
Bangladesh flood death toll reaches 82 

Al least nine people died due to flooding in different parts of the country in the last 24 hours till Saturday, raising the total flood fatalities to 82.

Five of them died in Mymensingh division and four in Sylhet division, said to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the deceased, seven have died by drowning in floodwater while one from snake biting and another died of other reasons.

Among a total of 70 flood-affected upazilas, 33 upazilas are in Sylhet division, 20 in Mymensingh division, 16 in Rangpur division, and one in Chattogram division.

Sylhet, Sunamganj, Kurigram and Netrokona are the worst-hit districts were affected by flood. 

Currently, a total of 1,944 flood shelters have been opened. Besides, a total 2,051 medical teams are also working to provide various health services to the flood-affected people.

The total deaths were recorded from May 17 to June 25.

Earlier on June 24, UNICEF's country representative Sheldon Yett said that fifteen children drowned in flash floods that swept through Bangladesh with another 3.5 million urgently needing clean drinking water as the risk of waterborne diseases grows. 

UNICEF, also said it needed $2.5 million quickly in order to fund its emergency response.

BDST: 1904 HRS, JUNE 25, 2022

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