COX’S BAZAR: Downpour floodings as well as landslides have removed more than 300,000 individuals in towns throughout southeast Bangladesh and killed at least 20 people, including six Rohingya refugees, authorities stated on Friday.
The region along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border where virtually one million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar remain in camps has actually been damaged by torrential rain because Monday.
“The floods have actually stranded some 306,000 individuals in Cox’s Bazar area. At the very least 70 towns have actually been submerged by floodings,” Mamunur Rashid, the area administrator, informed AFP.
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“At least 20 people have actually died in floods and landslides consisting of six Rohingya evacuees,” he added.
Regarding 36,000 individuals have been relocated into colleges and also cyclone shelters, officials claimed.
“Numerous houses are waterlogged. Thousands of individuals have not had the ability to venture out for the last three days. The roads are all blocked,” Tipu Sultan, a councillor in remote Jhilwanja Union, claimed. Previously this week Bangladesh evacuated 10,000 Rohingya from around refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar as a result of the tornados.
Aid workers claimed a coronavirus lockdown in the camps, adhering to a significant spike in cases, has influenced rescue job as access is limited.