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Flood claims four more lives


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Four people died in 24 hours until Tuesday pushing the death toll to 226 in flood that set in during the last week of June.

A daily bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed that three people died in Manikganj and one in Kishoreganj during the ongoing flood - already the longest-lasting since 1998 in the preceding 24 hours.

A total of 160 upazilas have been affected and the flood water is yet to subside fully.

People in Madaripur, Tangail, Dhaka, Netrakona, and Sirajganj are the worst sufferers from the deluge.

Among the deceased, 37 died in Tangail, 32 in Jamalpur, 23 in Manikganj and Kurigram, 17 Lalmonirhat, 15 in Gaibandha and Sirajganj, 11 in Kishoreganj, nine in Dhaka, eight in Sunamganj, seven in Netrakona, six in Munshiganj and Gazipur, three in Shariatpur, Rajbari, and Rangpur, two in Gopalganj, Naogaon, Sunamganj, Nilphamari, one in Faridpur and Bogura, according to DGHS.

The government prepared 1,070 shelters while 2,785 medical teams are working in flood-affected districts, reports UNB.

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