Floods in Bangladesh leave two million stranded

Riverbanks in northeast Bangladesh have burst causing massive floods and leaving around 2 million people stranded.

The floods are being described by authorities as the worst in nearly two decades.

Chief government administrator for Sylhet region, Mosharraf Hossain, stated that at least a 100 villages at Zakiganj have been inundated by floodwater from Barak River.

Almost 50,000 families are without power for days and at least 10 people have died in the floods, officials said.

Bangladesh is prone to floods and Hossain stated that the flooding is due to both rains and the onrush of water from across the Indian state of Assam's border.