Death toll from Bangladesh floods hits 161

As many as 161 people have lost their lives to the ongoing floods in Bangladesh, mostly from drowning, according to government data

Aug 07, 2020
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As many as 161 people have lost their lives to the ongoing floods in Bangladesh, mostly from drowning, according to government data.

Water levels in most rivers are receding, but the Met Office has warned of another wave of flooding by the end of August.

The National Health Crisis Management Centre recorded the deaths between Jun 30 and Thursday.

Drowning caused 134 deaths while 13 died from lightning strikes.

Diarrhoea and snake bite among other reasons caused the rest of the fatalities.


A total of 16 deaths have been recorded in the 24 hours to Thursday morning in Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha, Sirajganj, Tangail, Manikganj, Dhaka, Munshiganj and Kishoreganj.

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