Monsoon storms killed 41 people in Bangladesh and India

Selehet, 18 Dhul Qi’dah 1443 AH, Saturday – Monsoon storms in Bangladesh and India have killed at least 41 people, in addition to causing massive floods that have left millions stranded.

Floods are a common threat to millions of people in low-lying areas of Bangladesh, but experts say climate change is increasing in frequency as well as unpredictable situations.

Heavy rains that have continued over the past week have inundated areas in northeastern Bangladesh, and forces have been deployed to evacuate residents who have lost contact with neighboring communities.

Lightning and storms that hit the region have killed at least 21 people in the South Asian country since Friday noon.

Among the victims were three children aged between 12 and 14 who were struck by lightning on Friday in the rural town of Nandil, local police chief Mizanur Rahman said.

Four others were killed in a landslide near their home in the coastal city of Chittagong.

At least 16 people have died since Thursday in Meghalaya – a remote region of India – after landslides and rivers soared that roads inundated.

Near Assam, more than 1.8 million people have been affected by floods after five days of continuous torrential rain.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he has instructed district officials to provide necessary assistance to the victims trapped in the floods. Agency

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