The depression that passed the Bangladesh coast early Monday morning at around 5 AM (IST) near Khepu Para triggered incessant rains that swamped most parts of Dhaka and Chittagong cities. These torrential Monsoon showers also prompted landslides killing at least 46.
As per the local police officials, the death toll is expected to rise once the recovery work will pick up the pace. Moreover, as most of the remote and badly affected areas are still deprived of the telephone lines and power failures, the number of deaths could increase more.
As per the latest update, Rangamati recorded the maximum of 29 deaths followed by Chittagong 16 and Bandarban six due to the landslide. In view of the threat of flash flooding and further landslide possibilities, people living in risky and low lying spots are been evacuated to safer places.
The Dhaka’s flood forecasting center claims that all the major rivers are rising and some of them are even flowing over the danger mark which in turn increases the flooding threat.
However, as per Skymet Weather, the depression that has caused havoc is now moving north-northeastwards and is at present weaken into a well-marked low over the Northeastern states of India. This weather system is further expected to weaken and thus, a sigh of relief is anticipated.
The intensity of rains are now likely to reduce though light to moderate showers will continue to show up in parts of Bangladesh, heavy falls are not anticipated as of now. Hence, chances of landslides and flood is expected to lessen down.
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