More than two hundred people are reported to have died in monsoon floods which swamped northwestern Bangladesh last week.
GV Flood water. (3 SHOTS)
GV Flood water and inundated houses. (3 SHOTS)
SV TILT UP Flooded house with cow on top floor.
GV & SV Local inhabitants in boats. (4 SHOTS)
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Background: More than two hundred people are reported to have died in monsoon floods which swamped northwestern Bangladesh last week. By Thursday (28 August) the flooding had reached the capital, Dacca.
SYNOPSIS: Flooding has caused severe damage and claimed hundreds of lives throughout the Ganges delta area. It was estimated that more than 40,000 people were still marooned in northern Bangladesh and the swollen river Ganges and its tributaries inundated new areas. By the end of last week, Dacca itself was under water. The army struggled to bring food, fresh water and medical supplies to the stricken areas, but little could be done until the floodwater subsided.
Throughout the country, severe damage has been inflicted on cross of jute and paddy and it is estimated that more than 100,000 people have been made homeless in the affected areas of Bangladesh. Further afield, the Ganges flooding has covered a large area of neighbouring India, causing more than 500 deaths. Relief is a long time coming to the homeless, even here in Dacca. They can only wait for a boat to carry them to one of the camps being established on big ground throughout the country.