Another death reported in Sylhet flood

With the latest development, the death toll from Sylhet, Sunamganj flood reaches 8

A man died after drowning in floodwater in Sylhet’s Kanaighat upazila on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Foisal Ahmed, son of Suruj Ali, Kanaighat police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Tajul Islam confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

With the latest development, the death toll from Sylhet, Sunamganj flood reaches 8.

Till Sunday, three deaths were reported from Sylhet and four from Sunamganj.

Around 2,30,632 people in Sylhet have so far taken refuge in 497 shelters. The shelters are also housing around 31,000 livestock animals.


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Meanwhile, up to 100,000 people have so far been evacuated from the flood-hit Sylhet and Sunamganj districts, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Enamur Rahman said on Sunday.

Nearly four million people have been marooned in the two districts in one of the worst floods in the region in memory.

The rain-fed deluge inundated 60% areas in Sylhet district and 90% areas in Sunamganj district, the state minister said.

He added that the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Fire Service men were conducting rescue operations at the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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