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PM urges all to stand beside flood victims

  • Published at 08:44 pm July 31st, 2016
  • Last updated at 12:44 am August 1st, 2016
A press release signed by PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said Sunday. Fifty-nine upazilas in 16 districts have so far been affected due to the onslaught of floods. The districts are Sirajganj, Bogra, Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Sunamganj, Jamalpur, Faridpur, Rajbari, Tangail, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Manikganj and Rajshahi. According to an official report, 14 people have so far died and a total of 3,93,496 families have been affected by the floods in those districts. The government, meanwhile, released Tk5.50 crore and 13,000 tonnes of rice for the flood-hit districts, Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya told a press briefing on Saturday.