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Bangladesh: Flood: 2017/08/14 Country Information on DRR

Period 2017/08/14
Country or District Bangladesh
Event Type Flood
Outline Flood spreading to central districts, deaths reported in north Bangladesh.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Government of Bangladesh 2017/08/21
114 people have died and 6.9 million people were affected.

UNOCHA 2017/08/21
As of 20 August, 5.7 million people in 27 districts have been affected by floods with 300,000 people in emergency shelters, and 98 people known to have died.

The Daily Star 2017/08/15
The flood situation yesterday worsened further as the onrush of water from upstream was continuing, affecting around six lakh people in 20 districts, said Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC). At least five people, including two children, have died and another has gone missing in flood-related incidents in Dinajpur, rising the death toll to 20 in the last three days across the country. 2017/08/14
Flood spreading to central districts, deaths reported in north. At least seven people drowned in floodwaters in Dinajpur and six others died in Kurhigram. Some 400,000 people are stranded in Kurhigram.


International Charter 2017/08/15
Flood in Bangladesh