Lightning and landslides kill at least 25 in Bangladesh

At least 25 people have been killed by lightning and landslides in Bangladesh, while the worst monsoon floods in recent history have left millions homeless or homeless.

  • Millions of people have been left homeless or homeless in the low-lying areas of northeastern Bangladesh
  • In the past few days, at least 25 people have died in lightning strikes or landslides caused by bad weather.
  • Many rivers in Bangladesh have reached dangerous levels as they flow through the surrounding Indian mountains.

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At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides in Bangladesh over the weekend, while millions were left homeless or homeless in low-lying areas in the northeast, hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history, officials said.

In the neighboring Indian state of Assam, at least 17 people were killed during a wave of floods that began this month, police officials said on Sunday.

Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, head of the state-run Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, said several rivers in Bangladesh have reached dangerous levels and the situation has worsened due to heavy rains from the Indian mountains.

At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides in Bangladesh over the weekend, while millions of people were left homeless or homeless in low-lying areas in the northeast, hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history.

The country's rivers are unable to cope with the washing of water from nearby Indian mountains and many people have been evacuated.

The country’s rivers are unable to cope with the washing of water from nearby Indian mountains and many people have been evacuated.

Around 105,000 people have been evacuated so far, but police officials estimate that more than 40 lakh people are still trapped

Around 105,000 people have been evacuated so far, but police officials estimate that more than 40 lakh people are still trapped

Police and Army personnel have been deployed across the country to assist in the search and rescue operation

Police and Army personnel have been deployed across the country to assist in the search and rescue operation

Local politicians claim that the entire region is facing humanitarian crisis if proper rescue operations are not carried out.

Local politicians claim that the entire region is facing humanitarian crisis if proper rescue operations are not carried out.

Thousands of policemen, army personnel have been deployed in some parts of the country to aid the search and rescue efforts.

Around 105,000 people have been evacuated so far, but police officials estimate that more than 40 lakh people are still trapped.

Former MLA and politician of the ruling party in Sunamganj district Syed Rafikul Haque said the country was facing humanitarian crisis if rescue operations were not carried out.

“Almost the entire Sylhet-Sunamganj belt is under water and lakhs of people are stranded,” he said, adding that the victims have no food, drinking water and communication networks are down.

Regional officials said about 3.1 million people were displaced, of whom 200,000 are living in government-run temporary shelters on high embankments or other highlands.

Bangladesh and India have experienced an increase in extreme weather in recent years, causing widespread damage.

Environmentalists have warned that climate change could lead to more disasters, especially in low-lying and densely populated Bangladesh.

Almost the entire Sylhet-Sunamganj region is under water, eroding food and water supplies for lakhs of people

Almost the entire Sylhet-Sunamganj region is under water, eroding food and water supplies for lakhs of people

Regional officials said some 3.1 million people were displaced, of whom 200,000 are living in government-run temporary shelters on high embankments or other highlands.

Regional officials said some 3.1 million people were displaced, of whom 200,000 are living in government-run temporary shelters on high embankments or other highlands.

Bangladesh and India have experienced an increase in extreme weather in recent years, causing widespread damage

Bangladesh and India have experienced an increase in extreme weather in recent years, causing widespread damage

Environmentalists warn that climate change could lead to more disasters, especially in low-lying and densely populated Bangladesh

Environmentalists warn that climate change could lead to more disasters, especially in low-lying and densely populated Bangladesh

Around 105,000 people have been evacuated so far, but police officials estimate that more than 40 lakh people are still trapped

Around 105,000 people have been evacuated so far, but police officials estimate that more than 40 lakh people are still trapped

Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, head of the state-run Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, said several rivers in Bangladesh have reached dangerous levels and the situation has worsened due to heavy rains from Indian mountains.

Arifuzzaman Bhuiyan, head of the state-run Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre, said several rivers in Bangladesh have reached dangerous levels and the situation has worsened due to heavy rains from Indian mountains.

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