400K forced to evacuate after rivers overflow, submerge villages in Bangladesh

400K forced to evacuate after rivers overflow, submerge villages in Bangladesh

eTurboNews Syndication:

Bangladeshi officials said on Friday that the amount of people fleeing their homes overnight after rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh broke through at the very least four embankments, submerging a large number of villages, doubled to 400,000 in another of the worst floods recently.

Heavy rains and overflowing rivers have swamped 23 districts in northern and northwestern Bangladesh. Week at the very least 30 folks have been killed because the floods began last, authorities say.

The national government has opened a lot more than 1,000 temporary shelters. However, because of deep lack and waters of communications, lots of people aren’t in a position to reach them, said Raihana Islam, the official in the flood-afflicted district of Bogra.

The floods worsened after three embankments on the Brahmaputra river, which flows down from the Himalayas, through northeastern India and into Bangladesh, on Thursday gave way late.


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Author: George Taylor

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