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29 Dec 2019 | 12:27 PM UTC

Bangladesh: At least 50 dead nationwide due to cold snap December 29

At least 50 people have died over a two-month span due to cold snap December 29; transportation disruptions reported amid thick fog



As of Sunday, December 29, at least 50 people have died nationwide since early November due to illnesses brought on by cold weather. According to the country's weather office, the ongoing cold snap is expected to persist over the coming days. Additionally, authorities have been forced to divert several flights and delay others due to low visibility caused by thick fog.


Individuals in Bangladesh are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid prolonged exposure to outdoor temperatures, and keep sufficient food, water, and warm clothing if driving in the region.