Medical &Health

Official death toll from flood rises to 138

The death toll from this season's floods in the country rose to 138 with another death in Habiganj district in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

The total deaths were recorded from May 17 to August 9, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the deceased, 78 were from Sylhet, 43 from Mymensingh, 16 from Rangpur and one from Dhaka division.

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One hundred and seven people drowned in floodwaters, 18 died by lightning strikes, three from snake bites, one from diarrhoea, and nine others due to other reasons.

Around 30,756 people were hit by floods during the same period.

Thirty seven upazilas were affected by floods, including 33 in Sylhet, three in Rangpur and one in Chattogram divisions.

Sylhet, Sunamganj and Moulvibazar were the worst-hit districts, with 13, 11 and five upazilas affected by floods respectively.

Source: United News of Bangladesh