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Historic Flooding in Bangladesh and India

Authorities reported that days of monsoon rains in Bangladesh and northeastern India triggered catastrophic flooding that left at least 116 people dead and millions of homes under water.

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According to The Associated Press, the tragedy has affected a large portion of Bangladesh and forced mass evacuations, up to 100,000 people in the worst-hit areas, leaving millions of people stranded.

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Historic Flooding in Bangladesh and India
Historic Flooding in Bangladesh and India

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According to The New York Times, at least 38 people have died in Bangladesh alone since the monsoon rains started late last week. A quarter of Bangladesh’s population, or nearly 4 million people, were marooned in the country’s northeastern Sylhet administrative division.

Atiqul Haque, director general of Bangladesh’s Department of Disaster Management, told Reuters that the flooding in the Sylhet region was “the worst in 122 years.” He also mentioned that a dozen districts in the north and northeast had been inundated.

About 20 individuals were killed by lightning strikes brought on by the storms, including three minors between the ages of 12 and 14, according to police authorities quoted in The Guardian.

On Sunday, two police officers were carried away by floodwaters in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, which is north of Sylhet.

 

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