The current floods that caused havoc to life and property across the country took a toll of at least 156 people dead till this morning, as millions marooned or homeless remained in abject misery for dearth of bare necessities and outbreaks of diseases.
According to official statistics, 36 more deaths have been reported from different districts in 24 hours since 11:00am Sunday.
A government estimate released this morning said the floods kept marooned over 87 lakh people of 19 lakh families in 239 upazilas in 39 districts. Of the total, five new upazilas and a district came under the grips of flooding during the period. Over 3 lakh flood-hit people have so far taken shelter in 1,412 flood centers in the affected districts.
Our reporter Amir Khasru visited Sirajganj and in a two-way with Iqbal Bahar Choudhury gave the latest news about the flood situation in Sirajganj.