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2009-05-28 06:08:39

The search is on for endangered Bengal tigers in the world's largest mangrove forest after a cyclone caused havoc there killing at least 180 people. Conservationists are scouring the Sundarbans mangrove forest for the tigers. The Cyclone Aila drove a tidal wave of saltwater inland. Abani Bhusan Thakur, chief Bangladesh official for the Sundarbans, said the forest had taken the brunt of the damage. The cyclone hit Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal on Monday. He said forest...

2005-10-24 08:05:53

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - At least one million people were marooned on Monday by flooding in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal after five days of torrential rains left 14 dead, officials said. Relief workers were using boats to ferry supplies of puffed rice and molasses to hundreds of villages cut off by the floods. "The flooding has left more than a million people stranded in the state's south. We are reaching relief materials to them," West Bengal village development...

2005-10-24 02:20:04

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - At least one million people were marooned on Monday by flooding in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal after five days of torrential rains left 14 dead, officials said. Relief workers were using boats to ferry supplies of puffed rice and molasses to hundreds of villages cut off by the floods. "The flooding has left more than a million people stranded in the state's south. We are reaching relief materials to them," West Bengal village development...

2005-10-22 02:18:58

By Krittivas Mukherjee KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people were marooned by flooding in eastern India on Saturday after three days of torrential rains that killed at least 10 people, officials said. The unseasonal rains came after the June-September monsoon, which this year triggered severe flooding in other parts of the country such as the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in the west and Assam in the northeast. "The situation is bad in four southern districts,...


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