Reuters AlertNet 2004/09/16
A rain-swollen river in Bangladesh burst its banks late on Wednesday, sending torrents of water through more than 100 villages southeast of the capital and leaving thousands of people homeless.
BBC News 2004/09/14
Bangladeshi authorities have closed all government offices in the capital, Dhaka, as the worst flooding in decades hit the city.
Reuters AlertNet 2004/09/14
City officials and witnesses said many of Dhaka's streets were under water up to thigh-deep, forcing most residents to stay home and government offices to remain shut.