Stand beside flood victims: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon individuals and organizations to stand beside the country's flood-hit people with relief materials including dry food, reports the BSS.
 
A press release signed by PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said today.
 
Fifty-nine upazilas in 16 districts have so far been affected due to the onslaught of floods.
 
The districts are Sirajganj, Bogra, Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Sunamganj, Jamalpur, Faridpur, Rajbari, Tangail, Madaripur, Shariatpur, Manikganj and Rajshahi.
 
According to an official report, 14 people have so far died and a total of 3,93,496 families have been affected by the floods in those districts.
 
The government, meanwhile, released Taka 5.50 crore and 13,000 tonnes of rice for the flood-hit districts, Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya told a press briefing on Saturday.