Bangladesh is experiencing its worst monsoon floods for thirty years. Five Rivers - the Brahamaputra,?
Bangladesh is experiencing its worst monsoon floods for thirty years. Five Rivers - the Brahamaputra, the Meghna, the Jumna, the Surma and the Kushiara - have overflowed their banks and inundated bout 90 villages.
SYNOPSIS: One of the places hit by the flood waters has been the capital city, Dacca, where many roads are awash. But the worst hit areas have been in the north and north-east of the country. A local newspaper - the Ittefaq - reported that at lest 21 people have died so far although the toll is expected to rise. A total of three and a half million people have been affected by the floods.
Although people still managed to move around tin the capital, many others in the north-eastern Sylhet district were marooned by the swirling waters and helicopters were used to drop food to them. Officials said about 13,000 people have been evacuated from the region and rare living in relief camps. There were also reports that floodwater were continuing to pour down hills from the catchment area across the Indian border. Road communications in the region have been totally disrupted, but may people tried to carry on life as normal.