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Flood death toll climbs to 42: DGHS

GreenWatch Desk Flood 2022-06-22, 5:36pm

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The death toll from flood in different parts of the country including the northeastern region has reached 42 with the report of six more deaths in the past 24 hours till Wednesday morning, said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), reports UNB.

The deaths were recorded between May 17 to June 22, it said.

The fatalities occurred due to lightning strikes, diarrhoea, skin diseases, snakebite, electrocution, landslides and drowning.

Of the deceased, five people died in Mymensingh district, five in Netrokona, five in Jamalpur and three in Sherpur, one in Lalmonirhat, two in Kurigram, 13 in Sylhet, five in Sunamganj and three in Moulvibazar district, it said.

Besides, some 3,403 people have been affected by flood during the period, it added.

Twenty-two people have died in recent floods in Sylhet division since June 15, said Divisional Health Director Himangshu Lal Roy on Tuesday.

“We have received information that 22 people have died in Sylhet division. Of them, 14 died in Sylhet district, three in Moulvibazar district and five in Sunamganj district,” he said.