At least 12 people have been killed in the floods, leaving a million others stranded in the two countries, India and Bangladesh. About 59 individuals have been confirmed dead from lightning strikes and landslides set off by major monsoon storms in both India and Bangladesh. A lot of people numbering in the millions have been displaced and stuck while emergency officers have been trying to get to all those affected.
Weather forecasters have warned that the flooding disaster is estimated to worsen over the following days. The Bangladeshi government has described this year’s flooding disaster as the worst the country has experienced even including the catastrophic 2004 floods. Non-stop rains over the previous week have inundated large acres of the northeast region in Bangladesh, this has been worsened by runoff from strong downpours all over mountains in neighboring India.
Schools have been turned into temporary shelters and soldiers have been asked to evacuate families that had been cut off from their neighboring communities as a consequence of the increasing waters. In neighboring India’s Assam State, almost two million people have been displaced by the floods after a couple of days’ non-stop rain. Periodical monsoon downpours are succor for farmers all over South Asia, but they, unfortunately, lead to deaths and destruction of goods every year.
The two countries, Bangladesh and India have both seen rising dangerous weather in latest years.