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Bangladesh: Flood: 2000/6/24 Country Information on DRR

Period 2000/6/24
Country or District Bangladesh
Event Type Flood
Outline Situation and Damage Torrential rains produced flash floods in the city of Chittagong and in the neighbouring areas of Cowkbazar, Mirzapool, Katalganj, Rahmatganj, Chaktai, Halishahr, Bakalia, Chandgaon, Pahartoli, Hathazari, Patiya, Satkania and Keranirhat on 24 June 2000. In Chittagong city, the rains caused a landslide in the Chittagong University area and the collapse of a wall in the Muradpur area. According to the media 11 people were killed.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/06/29
According to the media 11 people were killed.

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IFRC 2000/07/02
After the torrential early rains of recent days further reports are coming in of widespread heavy rain, flash floods, storms and rising rivers in Bangladesh.

AFP 2000/05/30
A total of 40 people have been killed by floods in Bangladesh after heavy rains and monsoon storms swept parts of the country, but officials Tuesday said water was receding since rains had slackened.

IFRC 2000/05/29
In the last few days, storms, flash floods, overflowing rivers and embankment erosions have claimed dozens of lives and destroyed tens of thousands of homes, chiefly along Bangladesh's major river system.

AFP 2000/05/28
Bangladesh is threatened by a severe flood this year with the early arrival of monsoons and heavy rainfalls across the country. At least 15 people were killed and 50 others injured across Bangladesh.

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2000/06/29
Two tornadoes hit Bangladesh on the 25 June 2000. The first whipped through 13 villages in the Gournadi district at mid-day, whereas the second hit 3 villages of the district of Ullapara during the night.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/05/29
No request for international assistance has been received by OCHA to date. The Government has set up camps to provide shelter and relief to the victims in the Dhaka city.