A CORBRIDGE business is fundraising for the victims of record-breaking floods in Bangladesh.

Corbridge Tandoori is raising funds through an event at the venue on Wednesday, July 20.

Jewel Ahmed, Corbridge Tandoori's proprietor, is hosting the evening where the money raised from food sales will go directly to the Newcastle Bangladeshi Association, which will then distribute the money to affected areas.

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An estimated 7.2 million people have been affected by the floods.

Mr Ahmed said: "I am delighted to raise funds for such an important cause.

"I was born and spent my childhood in Bangladesh and I am saddened about the news and those affected by the recent floods. Anything I can do to help people, I will."

Everyone is invited to the event, where all the money raised through takeaways and sit-in meals will be donated to the Newcastle charity.

"It's the worst disaster in the last 150 years, no one has seen things like that," Mr Ahmed said.

The floods happened in North East Bangladesh he said, and people were unprepared for so much water.

"That's why so many lives were lost, livestock, and houses," he said.

From the beginning of June, torrential rain and upstream water completely submerged around 94 per cent of the town of Sunamganj and 84 per cent of Sylhet districts.