Monsoon floods and landslides in the northeastern corner of Bangladesh have brought new misery to the people of that country -- still suffering the after effects of last december's bitter war.
AV Flooded farmlands & isolated houses
AV More isolated houses
AV Submerged farm-land
AV Dry road raised levy across submerged land
AV Partly submerged village
AV Submerged fields
GV Flooded area
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LV Submerged houses
CU Tree top above water PAN building amidst water
LV Other submerged buildings
LV Cow through water
SV People outside makeshift house
GV Buildings surrounded by water
CU Red Cross sign, PUL. BACK refugees
SV Red Cross truck
SV Mother bathing children
GV Refugees & food supply depot
SVs Refugees seated (3 shots)
SV Red Cross helicopter
SV Helicopter PAN refugees
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Background: Monsoon floods and landslides in the northeastern corner of Bangladesh have brought new misery to the people of that country -- still suffering the after effects of last december's bitter war.
The area worst affected is the district of Sylhet. Accurate casualty figures have not been possible -- but it is believed at least 50 people have died.
Officials estimates say 175-thousand families are homeless in Sylhet. Low-lying farmland has been badly hit as swollen rivers burst their banks and inundated hundreds of thousands of acres.
(The same monsoon storms have also ???d flooding in neighbouring India - particularly in the state of Assam, where a large number of rivers and tributaries were reported to be in flood.)