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    Nearly a quarter of Bangladesh is under water as severe flooding continues in the country's north-eastern region.

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    Nearly a quarter of Bangladesh is under water as severe flooding continues in the country's north-eastern region.

    SYNOPSIS: At least 200 villages in the Syhlet district have disappeared beneath the flood-waters and an estimated 300,000 people have been left homeless. Flood control experts in bangladesh predict that the situation will get worse once snows start melting in the Himalayan range across the border in India. Most of the country's rivers are flowing at danger level and earlier five burst their banks. The high water levels have been caused by heavy monsoon rainfall causing the worst floods in Bangladesh for 30 years.

    In some areas, there are no traces of the villages. Boats sail where carts went along the dirt roads only a week before. But even where the flooding has not been so extensive, the buildings have been totally ruined. Major evacuation operations have started to move families to higher ground. Government relief officials fear the floods will not only cause widespread damage but also destroy the rice crop -- Bangladesh's main crop. But those problems are far from the minds of the children. They are just eager to make the most of their new watery playground.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA207Z5CD1Q8MYXDEY3PB3L1FDQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA207Z5CD1Q8MYXDEY3PB3L1FDQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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