Hazard Incidents in Bangladesh, October 2020

Situation Report
Originally published


Overview of Hazard Incidents in October 2020

In October 2020, nine devastating hazards took place across Bangladesh i.e. Covid-19 pandemic, fire, lightning, boat capsize, building collapse, bridge collapse, landslide, earthquake and waterlogging.

In October 2020, Covid19 affected a total of 44,205 persons across the country among which 672 persons died and 48,658 persons recovered. From March 08, 2020 to October 31, 2020, the total number of Covid-19 patient is 407,684 among which 5,923 persons died and 324,135 persons recovered.

31 incidents of fire took place in October, 2020 which killed 9 persons and injured 44 persons. However NDRCC reported 376 incidents throughout the country in which Dhaka division faced 152 incidents and Chattogram division faced 53 incidents of fire.Lightning took place in 8 districts with 9 incidents in which 10 persons killed and 1 persons injured.

Boat capsize took place in 4 districts with 4 incidents in which 5 persons were killed and 2 persons were missing. 4 incidents of building collapse took place in 2 districts i.e. Dhaka and Bhola which killed 2 persons and injured 17 persons.

Only two incidents of bridge collapse took place both in Tangail in which 1 person injured. The only incident of landslide happened in Rangamati which disrupts communication. One incident of earthquake took place in Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet which is of 5.4 magnitude. No impacts reported in this event. Two incidents of waterlogging happened where many low-lying areas of Bagerhat, Khulna, Barisal, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar went under water