Farid Hossain
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/ 22 November 2007

Bangladesh faces second wave of death

The Bangladesh government pledged on Thursday to feed more than two million people left destitute by Cyclone Sidr amid warnings the country faces acute food shortages after the storm ravaged crops. The pledge comes as officials and relief agencies struggle to get desperately needed rice, drinking water and tents to remote villages.

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/ 15 July 2004

River washes away 25 villages

The Jamuna River burst its banks and surged through 25 villages while residents slept in northern Bangladesh, killing at least 13 people as homes, crops and trees were washed away. About 10 000 villagers were washed out of their flimsy homes. The toll from monsoon flooding in Bangladesh and its neighbours has reached 339.