Flood death toll rises to 141 in Bangladesh

The latest death was caused by drowning

The death toll from this season's floods in Bangladesh rose to 141 with another death from drowning in Sylhet in 24 hours till Monday morning.

The total deaths were recorded from May 17 to August 22, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Of the deceased, 80 were from Sylhet, 43 from Mymensingh, 17 from Rangpur and one from Dhaka division.

A total of 109 people drowned in floodwaters, 19 were killed by lightning strikes, three from snake bites, one from diarrhoea, and nine others due to other reasons.

Around 35,277 people were hit by floods during the same period.

Some 37 upazilas, including 33 in Sylhet, three in Rangpur and one in Chittagong divisions were affected by floods.

Sylhet, Sunamganj and Moulvibazar were the worst-hit districts, with 13, 11 and five upazilas affected by floods respectively.