Bangladesh floods: 25 killed in Bangladesh floods, devastating floods trapped 40 lakh
Bangladesh floods: Bangladesh Monsoon storms have killed at least 25 people in the U.S. and devastating floods left at least 4 million people stranded. The officials made the announcement on Saturday.
Floods are a constant threat to millions of people in Bangladesh, but experts say their frequency, speed and uncertainty are increasing with climate change. Heavy rains over the past week have flooded large parts of the country’s northeast and troops have been deployed to evacuate homes. Schools have been converted into shelter shelters, so within a few hours the entire village is flooded with water.
The floodwaters engulfed several power stations, forcing the authorities to shut down the facilities. Internet and mobile services were later affected. Bangladesh’s third largest international airport in Sylhet was closed on Friday due to floods.
Asma Akhtar, who was rescued from the floods, said that her family could not eat for two days. He said, “The water rose so fast that we could not bring any of our belongings. How do you cook when everything is under water?”
Police officials said that 21 people have died in lightning strikes across the country since Friday. Four people were killed in a landslide in Chittagong city, police said. Musharraf Hussain, the state’s chief government administrator in Sylhet, said, “The situation is dire. More than 40 lakh people are trapped in the flood waters.”