Bangladesh flood situation still grim as rivers continue to rise, 50 lakh people affected

Even as the flood situation in Bangladesh still remained grim with several rivers continuing to rise in the country, more than 50 lakh people have been affected in 31 districts. As many as 19 rivers in the country are still flowing above the danger level as on July 30.

The northern and central areas of Bangladesh are facing the major brunt of floods. Thousands of people have taken shelter at flood relief centres and other safe places. The official death toll due to floods has gone up to 41.

Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Sylhet, Rajbari, Dhaka, Faridpur and Netrakona are among the 31 districts affected by the floods.

According to the latest bulletin issued by the Flood Forecast and Warning Centre (FFWC) today, since Wednesday afternoon, water level showed an increase at 41 points out of 101 points monitored across the four major river basins of Bangladesh. Water level has crossed the danger level at 28 points.