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20 Jul 2015 description

Situation Overview

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.