Flood stands at 73

Flood death toll stands at 73. Four of the new deaths are from the Mymensingh division alone.

At least five more people died due to flooding in different parts of the country in 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the total flood fatalities to 73.

Four of the new deaths are from the Mymensingh division alone, according to the Directorate general of Health services (DGHS).

Among the deceased, four died by drowning in floodwater while another died of other reasons.

The deaths were recorded from May 17 to Friday.

Among a total of 70 flood-affected upazilas, 33 upazilas are in Sylhet division, 16 in Rangpur division, 20 in Mymensingh division and one in Chittagong division.

Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and Kurigram are the worst-hit districts where 13, 11, 10 and nine upazilas were affected by flood respectively.

A total of 1,813 flood shelters have been opened, while 2,006 medical teams are working to provide various health services to the flood-affected people.

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