Flood engulfs over a third of Bangladesh

Around 37 percent of the country’s total area has been flooded, said Prof AKM Saiful Islam, of Buet’s Institute of Water and Flood Management, after analysing satellite images.

People of low-lying areas are the worst affected victims of this natural disaster. Some of them have been waterlogged for over a month, he told The Daily Star yesterday.

In 1998, around 68 percent of the country was inundated, 61 percent in 1988, 42 percent in 2007 and 2017, and 38 percent in 2004, Prof Saiful mentioned.

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