More than 60 people have died in the worst monsoon floods in recent memory in Bangladesh and India.

Millions of homes were flooded and transport links were disrupted.

According to the news portal Dhaka Tribune (Monday), large parts of the urban area in the city of Chittagong in southern Bangladesh are “knee-deep” under water.

The second largest city in Bangladesh, with a population of 5.5 million, lies just above sea level on the coast of the Bay of Bengal.

In the region of the large city of Sylhet in the northeast, more than 100,000 people were evacuated after the Surma River burst its banks.

In the district of Netrokona in the north, around 400,000 people were evacuated and taken to emergency shelters because of the flooding of the Surma River.

According to Indian media, more than three million people in the neighboring Indian state of Assam are affected by flooding and landslides as a result of heavy downpours.

Experts see the heavy monsoon rains as symptoms of the global climate crisis, which is particularly affecting low-lying Bangladesh.

According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, around 17 percent of Bangladesh's 160 million people will need to be relocated over the next decade if global warming continues at the current rate.