A total of 251 people have lost their lives while more than five million people have been affected due to severe floods across Bangladesh, officials confirmed in a media statement on Friday, August 28, 2020. The loss of crops has also been put at 13.2 billion takas or about 156 million dollars.
The Health Emergency Operation Center and the Control Room of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the figures after studying the control room data from the last two months.
As many as 269 sub-units in 33 districts have been flooded, and 210 of the fatalities were due to drowning, 25 from snake bites, 13 from lightning, one from diarrhea, and two from injuries.
According to the Asian News International (ANI), quoting the daily disaster report by the National Disaster Response Coordination Center, more than five million people have been affected, while thousands of households were forced to evacuate.
"Also, the loss of crops due to floods in Bangladesh has been put at 13.23 billion takas (about 156.4 million US dollars)," ANI wrote.
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