NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the intense floods of Bangladesh.

Credit: NASA

While the monsoon (June to October) is crucial to the economy of the Indian sub-continent, it also causes widespread death and destruction across the region every year. Bangladesh is one of the countries most severely affected and a third of the country is inundated, devastating 4 millions and killing at least 100 as of July 28, 2020. About 80% of Bangladesh’s rain is concentrated during monsoon season, but according to the officials this flooding may be the worst in a decade and the longest-lasting since 1988.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Sultan Mahmud/AFP

Reference: Intense Flooding in Bangladesh (NASA Earth Observatory)
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