Dhaka: About 130
people died in floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in
the past three weeks in Bangladesh, the government said Thursday.
In the hill districts of Chittagong, Cox's Bazaar and Bandarban,
at least 120 people died in the last week of June, Xinhua
Nine more died so far this month, said S.M. Golam Kibria,
spokesman for the disaster ministry, quoting an official report.
One million families in about a dozen districts have been
The incessant rains inundated many areas and disrupted
Kibria, however, said the situation is unlikely to get worse as
the water levels in the major rivers are falling.
Water-borne diseases like diarrhoea are spreading in the flood-hit
areas, he said.