TE24 Bangladesh Desk
The recent floods in Sylhet have left more than 3 million people homeless and destroyed more than 40,000 homes, authorities said on Thursday.
All the 13 upazilas of the region, including five districts, have been affected.
According to the local administration, more than 2.5 lakh people across the region are living in more than 610 sanctuary homes.
Assistant Commissioner of Sylhet Deputy Commissioner’s Office
Ahsanul Alam said 40,019 houses were partially destroyed in the floods.
He said a list of the affected families has been sent to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief for some help.
According to the Bangladesh Water Development Board’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (BWDB), the rising trend of water levels in the country’s major rivers could lead to some deterioration in the flood situation in Sylhet and Sunamganj areas.
About 70% of the Sylhet region has been inundated and more than 2.1 million people have been trapped in the second wave of the June storm.