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Heavy rainfall hit Bangladesh on 23 June 2015, causing landslides and flooding. The south-eastern districts of Cox Bazar, Bandarban and Chittagong are worst affected. Government information identifies 29 upazilas as most affected.
• In the 29 upazilas classified as affected by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a total of over 1.8 million people are impacted.
• Since 23 June, 22 people have died due to landslides, electrocution, drowning and capsizing boats, and over 20,651 have been injured.
Almost 2 million people are affected in the nine districts assessed. By visiting officials at the Union level, the JNA found that 1,876,636 people were reported as affected – this is 33% of the population in the affected area.
642,264 people affected in Kurigram (38% of the total population of the affected)
423,679 people affected in Sirajgonj (43% of the total population of the district affected)
338,459 people affected in Gaibandha (41% of the total population of the district affected)
Sirajgonj distgrict is one of the disaster prone areas in Bangladesh. In the running year the flood hits in the mid July 2007 and suddenly inundated major parts of all the 9 Upazila's in the district. When the flood affected peoples are returning back to their own shelter from flood shelter and straggling to resume normal life, in this situation they are under threat of another flood. Since last 4 days it has been raining continuously, on the other hand water level of river Jamuna increasing rapidly.
Note: This consolidated response matrix is prepared by DER Secretariat for circulation to DER member agencies.