400K forced to evacuate after rivers overflow, submerge villages in Bangladesh

Bangladeshi officials said on Friday that the number of people fleeing their homes overnight after rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh broke through at least four embankments, submerging dozens of villages, doubled to 400,000 in one of the worst floods in recent years.

Heavy rains and overflowing rivers have swamped 23 districts in northern and northwestern Bangladesh. At least 30 people have been killed since the floods began last week, authorities say.

The government has opened more than 1,000 temporary shelters. However, due to deep waters and lack of communications, many people aren’t able to reach them, said Raihana Islam, an official in the flood-afflicted district of Bogra.

 

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1 Comment

  1. July 21, 2019

    400 000 people is an extremely high number to be evacuated from their homes. The signs of the end of the ages, according to Jesus, continue to be fulfilled; and yet people are not taking heed–just like in the days of Noah

    Just imagine that in our Little Dominica, we have the queer men deciding to take their demands to court, asking for the right to put on their sinful display for our younger generation and the little children to witness.

    What makes those guys think that they have public rights, as gay people, only God knows!

    How do we explain to our little boy or girl should they ask us why are two men kissing each other, the way a man and a woman does it?

    Can someone tell me what will be the answer?

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