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Heavy flooding hits Bangladesh


More than 100 villages in Bangladesh’s northeastern border region of Sylhet have been badly affected by the weeklong floodwater rushing from upstream neighboring India.

A major embankment in Zakiganj sub-district of the region has been damaged and the worst flood hit the area, marooning at least 2 million people.

According to a rough estimation of the local administration, more than 10,000 houses have been completely damaged while thousands of flood-affected people have taken shelter at different concrete structures like schools with their cattle.

The local administration also reported that at least 10 people have been killed this week in the region due to floods. Tens of thousands of people in the affected areas have been suffering from an acute crisis of food and fresh water.

They have demanded the government conduct a massive relief service in the region immediately.

The Bangladesh government has assured that all the damaged accommodations of the affected people would be constructed after improving the flood situation.

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