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July 9, 2024 4:35 PM

Flooding in northern Bangladesh displaces 40,000 people, shuts schools

Flooding in Bangladesh has swept away homes and shut schools, displacing tens of thousands of people, the disaster and relief ministry said on Tuesday, and a forecast for more heavy rain over the next few days is expected to worsen the situation. Some 40,000 people are taking refuge at government shelters and more than 600 medical teams have been formed to treat flood victims, the ministry said. Television footage showed inundated roads, broken bridges and dams, as well as villagers wading thr...

June 19, 2024 9:34 PM

In Bangladesh, the flood situation in Sylhet region may deteriorate as BMD predicts heavy rainfall

In Bangladesh, Sylhet and its neighbouring districts are facing flooding due to continuous heavy rainfall over the past three days. Nearly four lakh people in the Sylhet metropolitan area and throughout the district have been stranded. Surma, Kushiyara and Sari rivers of Sylhet region are flowing above danger levels since the last two days. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has issued a warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Chattog...

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