A four-year-old child named Jinia died on Wednesday afternoon by drowning in tidal water near her house in Morrelganj upazila of Bagerhat.
Morrelganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md. Delwar Hossain said that the roads and drains of the Upazila have been inundated due to unusual increase in water level in Panguchi river because of cyclone Yaas.
"A child today died by drowning after falling into a drain which was filled with tidal water adjacent to her house,” he added.
Meanwhile, at least 5000 families in Sarankhola, Morrelganj and Mongla upazilas have been stranded as water level in the rivers adjacent to these places have gone up due to the impact of cyclone Yaas.
Impact of cyclone Yaas: Child drowns, 5000 families stranded in Bagerhat
Besides, an embankment in Mongla was damaged at three places due to excessive tidal pressure on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon leaving at least 500 families stranded in Kainmari, Sundartala, Kaltala, Jaymoni and South Kaimari villages of the upazila.
Many villages including Rayenda, Rajoir, Jilbunia, Chaal Rayenda, Tafalbari on the banks of Baleshwar river in Sarankhola upazila of the district have also been inundated in tidal water.
Bagerhat Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Azizur Rahman confirmed this to our local correspondent.
He said that all types of assistance including dry food have already been provided to the affected people of the district.
Local Upazila Nirbahi officials have been asked to tour the area to prepare a list of victims, he added.
Source: United News of Bangladesh