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Flood death toll rises to 42: DGHS

June 23, 2022 00:00:00

The death toll from floods in different parts of the country, including the northeastern region, has reached 42 with six more deaths in the past 24 hours until Wednesday morning, said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), reports UNB.

The deaths were recorded between May 17 and June 22, it added. The fatalities occurred due to lightning strikes, diarrhoea, skin diseases, snakebite, electrocution, landslides and drowning.

Of the deceased, five people died in Mymensingh district, five in Netrakona, five in Jamalpur and three in Sherpur, one in Lalmonirhat, two in Kurigram, 13 in Sylhet, five in Sunamganj and three in Moulvibazar district, it said.

Besides, some 3,403 people have been affected by floods during the period, it added.

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