2018 – Disaster in Bangladesh: Overview of Hazard Incidents

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January 31, 2018

Temperature
recorded 2.6 degree Celsius

magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck around 7:15 am Epiccenter 30km from Kurigram. Lowest temperature was 2.6°C was in Panchagarh .
22 fire incidents took over 5 lives  . The Government distributed 932,460 pieces of blanket and 80,000 packets of dry food in 20 districts for cold wave affected poor people .

January 31, 2018
February 28, 2018

21 Died in Fire

the lowest temperature was at 9.2oC in Panchagarh .55 fire incidents were reported in 33 districts which caused death of 21 people .

February 28, 2018
March 31, 2018

Lightning took 15 Lives

lightning occurred at 9 places that caused to death of 15 people.
Nor’wester was reported in 13 districts which caused to death of 8 people.
65 fire incidents were reported in 30 districts that caused to death of 14 people, Nepal Plane crash
caused to death of 51 people including 27 Bangladeshis.

March 31, 2018
April 30, 2018

Lightning took 84 Lives – Earthquake 5.1

77 incidents of lightning have reported that caused to death of 84 people and injury of 23 people in 39 districts .
30 incidents of Nor’wester have been informed in 17 districts which caused to death of 5 people .
earthquake was felt with 5.1 magnitudes in Sylhet on April 24.

April 30, 2018
May 31, 2018

Lightning took
119  Lives

In May, 2018 lightning occurred about 109 times which caused the death of 119 persons and seriously injured 37 persons. Nor’wester  took 7  lives.
The frequency of hazards are quite high in number and their impacts took lives of about 127 persons.

May 31, 2018
June 30, 2018

Lightning took
27 Lives

Lightning caused death of 27 persons and injured 21 persons.  the flood occurred in the northeast and south-east part of the country which caused the death of 9 persons.
Landslide occurred once in this month with the death of 15 persons.
hazards took lives of about 46 persons.

June 30, 2018
July 31, 2018

flood  in
 north-eastern and southeastern

lightening caused death of 7 people with 5 incidents –
These hazard incidents took lives of 26 persons and injured about 19 people.

July 31, 2018
September 30, 2018

Lightning took
21 Lives

In the month of September lightning that occurred in 15 districts took lives of 21 persons.
hazards, all together, took lives of 29 .

September 30, 2018

References

  1. Relifweb

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