Death toll in country's record-breaking floods reaches 107 Bangladesh Floods
Photo: Collected Flood-hit Sylhet

Death toll in country's record-breaking floods reaches 107

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 05 Jul 2022, 01:52 pm

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, July 5: The death toll in Bangladesh floods has risen to 107. They died in flood-related accidents and various diseases in the affected areas from May 17 till noon on Monday (July 4). The highest deaths of 57 people were reported from Sylhet division.

The information was given in a press release about the flood situation across the country from the Health Emergency Operations Center and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services on Monday (July 4).

It said that the number of people infected with various flood-related diseases, which was at 11,662 earlier, has increased to 12,457. Since the floods hit Bangladesh, 7,980 people have been affected by diarrhea in the country. One person died in it. Meanwhile, 522 people have been infected with eye disease. There is no news of anyone's death in this case.

Fifteen people were killed in lightning strike. Fourteen people have been bitten by snakes, and two of them lost their lives, while 80 people have died from drowning.

According to the statement, a total of 107 people, including 11 in Rangpur division, 39 in Mymensingh division, 56 in Sylhet division and one in Dhaka division, died in the floods from May 17 till July 4.

Sunamganj tops the list of district-wise deaths. Between May 17 and July 4, 28 people died here. Eighteen people have died in Sylhet district. Five people died in Habiganj and Moulvibazar. Seventeen people died in Netrokona and nine died in Jamalpur. Six people died in Mymensingh. Besides, seven people died in Sherpur, four in Kurigram and seven in Lalmonirhat. One person died in Tangail.