Since 19 July 2016, heavy rains in the main river basins of Bangladesh and upstream catchments of India have caused severe flooding in the north and north-eastern parts of Bangladesh affecting an estimated 3.7 million people (740,000 families) across 19 districts. As of 11 August 2016, 106 people died as a consequence of the floods. It includes 96 from drowning and 10 from snake-bite. Around 7,400 people sought refuge in 69 flood shelters. The official estimates indicate at least 250,000 houses have been destroyed or damaged.