Latest Floods in Bangladesh Stories

2005-10-07 02:59:32

BOGRA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - At least 12 people have died, up to 50,000 have fled their homes and about 1.5 million are marooned following heavy rains that flooded several districts in northern Bangladesh, government officials said on Friday. The deaths were mostly caused by the collapse of dozens of mud houses, an official told reporters in the town of Bogra, one of the areas affected by the flood, about 200 km (125 miles) north of Dhaka. Thousands of families were camped out in...

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