Monsoon storms kill more than 40 people and stranded millions in Bangladesh and India


Heavy monsoon rains have flooded Bangladesh and parts of India, killing at least 41 people and stalling millions as homes have been submerged, officials said.

In Assam, India, at least nine people, including two children, have died and two million have lost their homes in the floods. Two people reported missing in Outlook India’s Hojai and Sonitpur states report.

Brahmaputra, one of Asia’s largest rivers, broke its mud embankment and flooded 28 villages and farmlands out of 33 Assam districts. The rain is expected to continue until Sunday.

Assam Prime Minister Himanta Biswasalma Said The Ministry of Water Resources and the Irrigation Department will accelerate the construction of new alignments of mud embankments when floods recede.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi contacted Salma on Saturday to ask about the flood situation there and promised the state “all support from the central government.”

“I spoke to Assam earlier today. [chief minister] I grasped the situation due to the flood in the state. We guarantee as much support as possible from the center.I pray for the safety and happiness of the people of Assam affected by the flood, “Modi said. Tweet.

Lightning in parts of nearby Bangladesh killed at least 21 people on Friday, three of whom were children between the ages of 12 and 14.

Local police told AFP that four people were killed in a landslide caused by heavy rains in Chittagong.

The Bangladesh Ministry of Defense deployed troops in the Sylhet and Sunamganj districts on Saturday after the flood situation worsened, the ministry’s Inter-Services Public Relations Office said. That website.

According to the Flood Prediction and Warning Center in the capital Dhaka, the water levels of all major rivers across the country were rising. There are about 130 rivers in the country.

According to the center, flood conditions are likely to worsen in the worst-damaged Sunamganj and Sylhet districts in the northeast, as well as in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Nilphamari and Rangpur districts in northern Bangladesh.

Last month, flash floods before the monsoon, caused by a surge in water from the upper reaches of the northeastern provinces of India, struck northern and northeastern Bangladesh, destroying crops and damaging homes and roads. The country was just beginning to recover when new rains fell again on the same area this week.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Aldgra Fredly is a Malaysia-based freelance writer featuring the Epoch Times Asia Pacific News.