Overview of Disaster Incidences in June
Natural hazards that occurred in June include Boat capsize, Lightening, Riverbank erosion, Flash flood and Storm. Apart from these hazard, Fire and Bridge collapse was the only manmade disaster reported in this month. According to Dailies, there were eight lightening incidents; they occurred on 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 23rd and 25th June at Khagrachari, Manikganj, Patuakhali, Lalmonirhat, Sirajganj,Panchgarh, Rajshahi and Dinajpur respectively.
A massive fire has occurred in Bajo town under Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag in the early hours of 17 June 2016 around 2 am.
The fire has razed 6 structures consisting of five single-storied houses and 1 two storied house. A nearby concrete building was also partially damaged by the fire.
Eleven families lost all their belongings to the fire.
The fire was contained at 6 am in the morning and relief support to the affected families initiated by the Dzongkhag Administration.
The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) has organized the exercise of collecting the cases of disasters/hazards that occurred 2015 in order to create their shapefiles and produce localization maps and at the same time keep the disaster/hazard records in the Database.
The activity was planned in two quarters (Quarter Ill8c1V) and entitled "Organize and conduct Hazard and Disaster Mapping in Prone Areas Nationwide".