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Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2012

Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2012

Monsoon rains starting on 25 Jun 2012 in southeast and northeast Bangladesh resulted in flash floods and landslides, causing 110 deaths and affecting more than 400,000 people.

Damage has been most severe in the southeast Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, and Bandarban districts and in northeast Sylhet district. Landslides, house collapses, flooding and lightning following torrential rains on 27 Jun caused further damages and loss of lives.

Thousands of people remain stranded in low-lying areas and many communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts are still unreachable due to the landslides. 290,000 people are housed in 602 shelters.