Within the neighbouring Indian state of Assam, a minimum of 17 individuals have been killed in the course of the wave of flooding that started this month, police officers mentioned on Sunday.
Lots of Bangladesh’s rivers have risen to harmful ranges and the runoff from heavy rain from throughout Indian mountains exacerbated the state of affairs, mentioned Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, the pinnacle of the state-run Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre.
Hundreds of policemen, military personnel have been deployed to components of the nation to assist search and rescue efforts.
About 105,000 individuals have been evacuated to date however police officers estimated that over 4 million have been nonetheless stranded.
Syed Rafiqul Haque, a former lawmaker and ruling social gathering politician in Sunamganj district, mentioned the nation was going through a humanitarian disaster if correct rescue operations weren’t carried out.
“Nearly your complete Sylhet-Sunamganj belt is underneath water and thousands and thousands of persons are stranded,” he mentioned, including victims don’t have any meals, consuming water and communication networks have been down.
Regional officers mentioned about 3.1 million individuals have been displaced, 200,000 of whom are staying in authorities run makeshift shelters on raised embankments or on different highlands.
Bangladesh and India have skilled growing excessive climate in recent times, inflicting large-scale injury.
Environmentalists warn local weather change might result in extra disasters, particularly in low-lying and densely populated Bangladesh.