Bangladesh: Floods - May 1984

Disaster description

Widespread heavy rains from 6-19 May, which was termed unprecedented according to meteorological records, caused severe flooding in eastern Bangladesh. Rain-swollen rivers burst their banks and overflowed into villages and inundated vast areas of agricultural land. Extensive damage to crops and property were reported. Thousands of people were rendered homeless and a greater number suffered heavy losses. The death toll was reported as 91 in Bangladesh. (UN DHA, 25 May 1984)

The most seriously affected areas were Mousavi, Bazar, Sylhet, Sunamganj and Habigunj.(UN DHA, 6 Jun 1984)

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