Floods in India and Bangladesh: 59 dead and millions in distress

According to the weather forecast, the floods will worsen over the next two days due to heavy rainfall expected in Bangladesh and northeastern India.

Heavy monsoon rains in Bangladesh and India have killed at least 59 people and triggered floods and landslides that have left millions in dire straits, authorities said on Saturday.

In Bangladesh, most of the northeast of the country is under water. Within hours of heavy flooding, entire villages were inundated. The inhabitants are welcomed in schools transformed into emergency shelters.

Lokman, whose family lives in the village of Companyganj, testifies.

“The whole village found itself under water on Friday morning and we all got stuck. After waiting all day on the roof of our house, a neighbor rescued us with a makeshift boat. My mother said she had never seen such floods in her entire life. »

Asma Akter, another woman rescued from the rising waters, said her family could not eat for two days.

“The water rose so fast that we couldn't take any of our things,” she testified.

According to the weather forecast, the floods will worsen over the next two days due to heavy rainfall expected in Bangladesh and northeastern India.

MC (With AFP)

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