Days of heavy rainfall and flooding have left dozens dead and tens of 1000’s stranded in lots of elements of Bangladesh and neighbouring India.

Within the northeastern Sylhet area of Bangladesh, floodwaters breached a significant embankment, inundating dozens of villages and killing no less than 10 folks, native media stories mentioned on Sunday.

Greater than 150 roads within the area have been fully submerged, slicing off many areas and inflicting large harm to the infrastructure, Bangladesh’s Each day Star newspaper reported.

In some areas, the floodwater had began receding on Sunday however many rivers have been nonetheless flowing above hazard ranges.

Villagers mentioned they’d misplaced their houses and crops as a result of flooding.

Amongst them was Rahela Khatun who mentioned she had suffered nice loss as she tried to clear the mud and particles from her home.

“I wasn’t house for 5 days. The home isn’t in a livable situation. The flood broken the home and prompted a fantastic loss for me,” she mentioned.

Floods are frequent in low-lying areas of Bangladesh however consultants say they’re turning into extra ferocious and frequent attributable to local weather change.

Over the border in India, some 50 folks have been killed in days of flooding, landslides and thunderstorms, in accordance with native catastrophe administration authorities.

Within the northeastern state of Assam, authorities on Sunday mentioned the dying toll from the floods had reached 18.

In accordance with the Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA), practically 3,250 villages have been partially or absolutely submerged.

ASDMA officers mentioned the scenario had improved barely however that it remained essential in some districts.

In accordance with their estimate, greater than 92,000 folks have been in aid camps.

The state and nationwide rescue forces, helped by the military, are working to rescue folks from villages and distribute meals, clear consuming water and different necessities, in addition to clear roads.

In India’s Bihar state, no less than 33 folks have been killed in thunderstorms final week, stories mentioned.

The lethal floods come as South Asia has been reeling underneath an intense heatwave, with temperatures touching practically 50 levels Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in some locations.


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