Fresh flooding in northern Bangladesh has cut railway lines and left the country with only two months supply of grain.
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Background: Fresh flooding in northern Bangladesh has cut railway lines and left the country with only two months supply of grain.
Officials in Dacca, where many of the people forced to leave their homes have arrived, said the new floods could prove more disastrous than the first. They estimate that 37-million people have been affected...634 thousand homes badly damaged..... 39-thousand cattle lost which all added up to damage of 1,420 million sterling (3,408 million dollars).
The last flooding was caused by heavy rains falling into the Brahmaputra and Kumar Rivers. Crops planted after last month's disaster have been badly damaged. To make matters worse, the cholera epidemic has worsened. Nearly one and a half thousand people died of the disease last month, but the epidemic was checked by the arrival of drugs from abroad. But these drugs are running out and the latest floods are certain to swell the thousands already affected.