Millions displaced in deadly Bangladesh floods

STORY: Officials and volunteers handed bags of aid to displaced residents in Moulvibazar, a town in northeastern Bangladesh just south of Sylhet, as people tried to make their way to shelters with their belongings and livestock.

At least 32 people have been killed in Bangladesh since late last week following monsoon downpours that triggered catastrophic flooding in Sylhet.

Large swathes of entire settlements were submerged under brown swirling waters, as military personnel in boats arrived with drinking water and food for people sheltering in the upper floors of buildings.

Government authorities are attempting to deliver 1,720 tonnes of rice and 58,000 packets of dry food, as well as water purification tablets and medicines to flood-hit communities.

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