Millions of citizens have been stranded while there have been struggles by the emergency workers to reach those affected.
Describing the country’s recent flooding as the worst since 2004, few government officials have said to report that the constant rain over the few weeks has inundated vast swathes of the nation’s northeast region.
On one hand, have been converted into makeshift shelters while on the other hand troops and deployed to evacuate certain households that got cut off from neighboring communities due to rising waters.
One of the residents Lokman, whose family lives in Companiganj village Bangladesh, reported to AFP news agency that, “the whole village went underwater by early Friday and we all got stranded.
The 23- year- old added, “after waiting a whole day on the roof of our home, a neighbor rescued us with a makeshift boat. My mother said she has never seen such floods in her entire life”.
Sylhet has experienced villagers wading through streets that were flooded up to their knees in northeast bangladesh.
While Bangladesh’s Sylhet region was still recovering from the worst flood hits as this week’s rains come in with nearly two decades in late May when at least 10 people lost their lives and about four million others were affected.
“Almost the entire Sylhet-Sunamganj belt…under water and millions of people reported stranded”, a former lawmaker Syed Rafiqul Haque implying Bangladesh was at risk of a humanitarian crisis.
Officials said that approximately 3.1 million people were displaced in the region with around 20,000 among them now being housed in shelters makeshift on higher grounds.
Although season monsoon rains bring about a lifeline for farmers across South Asia, it eventually gives rise to quite a destruction of property and causes many deaths. Both India and Bangladesh in recent years have increasingly experienced extreme sort of weather.
“While not ascribing single weather events to change of climate, they do add to warn it could lead to larger and wider disasters, especially in low-lying and densely populated countries”, -say the environmentalists.