Abdul Rahman told CNN on Sunday that at least two people have died due to the floods in Bangladesh. Reports from news outlets suggest the death toll is much higher, with Reuters reporting 25 deaths over the weekend, citing local officials.
Abdul Rahman said the lack of telecom services made it difficult to fully estimate the extent of the damage, particularly in the hardest-hit Sylhet and Sonamganj districts.
He noted that 90% of Sonamgang is under water and almost completely isolated from the rest of the country.
Nearly six million people have been displaced by the floods, Bangladesh news agency Sangbad Sangsta reported on Saturday.
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society intends to assist with resettlement efforts and “provide cash assistance to flood-affected families,” the organization wrote on Twitter late Saturday.
Meanwhile, the eastern state of Assam, which borders Bangladesh, was hit by floods.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the Assam Disaster Management Authority said at least eight people were killed there in the past 24 hours. Floods and landslides have killed at least 62 people in Assam since April, the agency said.