Country prepares for massive deluge

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PV Desk : Onrush of waters from upstream region coupled with heavy monsoon largely grasped 20 out of 64 administrative districts claiming at least 20 lives amid fears of an impending severe deluge as major rivers continued to surpass bank lines, officials and experts said. 

Disaster Management and Relief Ministry today confirmed 20 flood related deaths while the deluge affected some 586,000 people in 20 districts forcing 368,586 of them to take refuge in makeshift shelters as the country witnesses the second round of floods since June this year.

Talking to newsmen, Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya said government preparedness was underway to face a greater disaster in view of severe flooding in upstream countries like, China, India, Nepal and Bhutan.