Flood death toll stands at 113: DGHS


Although flood situation continues to improve in most places, another death was reported in Habiganj in 24 hours till Friday morning, taking the total flood-related fatalities to 113.

The latest victim drowned in floodwater, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The total deaths were recorded between May 17 and July 8, it said.

Among the total deceased, 85 people died by drowning in floodwater, 15 from lightning strikes, two from snake bites, one from diarrhoea, and nine due to other reasons.

Of the deceased, 60 people died in Sylhet, 40 in Mymensingh, 12 in Rangpur and one in Dhaka division, it said.

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

Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and Kurigram are the worst-hit districts where 13, 11, 10 and 9 upazilas were affected by flood respectively.

Source: United News of Bangladesh