Monsoon flooding in Bangladesh forced another two thousand people from their homes, and placed a five square mile (13 sq.
GV Partly submerged houses in flooded area (2 shots)
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TRAVEL SHOT FROM BOAT Flooded house
SV Men in boats rescue jute crops (2 shots)
LV Man swimming (2 shots)
GV Men on boat
GV Floods and houses under floodwaters
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Background: Monsoon flooding in Bangladesh forced another two thousand people from their homes, and placed a five square mile (13 sq. km.) area of outer Dacca under water on Monday (11 August.)
Flood control agencies feared that if the Ganga River rose another four inches (10 cm.), the central area would be under direct threat. It was expected the waters would continue rising.
In recent weeks, floodwaters have swept vast areas of northern and eastern Bangladesh, killing at least 20 and leaving thousands homeless.
Jute crops have been severely damaged, and the Agricultural Department said the flooding near Dacca had destroyed hopes of a bumper crop this season.
SYNOPSIS: Monsoon flooding continues in Bangladesh ... on Monday, a five square mile area on the outskirts of Dacca were forced underwater as floodwaters approached the city.
Floor control agencies said central Dacca would be under direct threat if the Ganga River rose another four inches. On the outskirts jute crops have been severely damaged, and despite rescue attempts, the Agriculture Department said flooding has destroyed hopes of a bumper crop this season. Monsoon floodwaters have swept through vast areas of northern and eastern Bangladesh in the past few weeks. At least twenty people have died, six of them in Dacca.