Over half a million trapped in floods

PV Desk : Around 650,000 people have been marooned as the floods have now hit 13 northern and northeastern districts, says Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury.

In a media briefing on Wednesday, he claimed that there was ‘no shortage’ of relief materials and urged all to stand beside the flood-affected people.

Flash floods and heavy rains have left several districts in the northern and northeastern part of the country inundated since the beginning of July.

The Met office has forecasted heavy rains in the next few days, which will worsen the situation.

Minister Chowdhury said on Tuesday that the floods have affected the districts of Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Cox’s Bazar, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Bogra, Jamalpur and Sirajganj.

He added more districts may be affected if the flood waters in the north recede to the central part of the country.