At least 68 people have been killed in floods caused by heavy rains in recent weeks in various parts of Bangladesh, according to the latest report by the Asian country’s authorities.
Most of the victims drowned, but deaths from lightning and snake bites in the affected areas were also reported between May 17 and June 23. 24 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours alone, according to authorities.
The floods have caused extensive damage to homes, crops and roads. Television reports show images of large areas that have sunk under water, especially in the northeastern part of the country.
Bangladesh Disaster Management and Relief Minister Enamur Rahman said both the government and the private sector were working together to provide relief to those affected by the worst floods in 122 years in the province of Silhet.
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