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Anis Ahmed

Anis Ahmed

    Bangladesh troop mutinies spread

    Mutinies by members of the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles have broken out in various towns around the country, police and witnesses said on Thursday.

    Bangladesh cyclone relief operation in full gear

    A week after a cyclone killed nearly 3 500 people on the Bangladesh coast, relief workers said on Wednesday they had been able to get food, medicine and other provisions to almost all those affected. A relief operation by civil authorities and the army, navy and airforce was at full force after roads blocked by fallen trees has been cleared.

    Tragedy unfolds in Bangladesh

    Four days after Cyclone Sidr killed more than 2 500 people in Bangladesh, rescuers were struggling to reach isolated areas along the country's devastated coast and give aid to millions of survivors. "The tragedy unfolds as we walk through one after another devastated village," said relief worker Mohammad Selim in Bagerhat, one of the worst-hit areas.

    Bangladesh storm toll nears 3 000

    Nearly four days after Bangladesh's worst cyclone since 1991 killed at least 2 350 people, rescuers were struggling to reach some devastated areas and officials feared the toll could climb sharply. Media reports and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society chairperson Mohammad Abdur Rob said the death toll had already surpassed 3 000, and was likely to go up.