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Bangladesh: Flood: 2002/07/30 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/07/30
Country or District Bangladesh
Event Type Flood
Outline Swollen rivers broke through embankments Tuesday, drowning 20 young children in flooded villages in northern Bangladesh and raising the death toll from monsoon rains to 465 in the South Asian region
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
CNN News 2002/08/03
570 people have lost their lives Around 2000 people have suffered from diarrhoea

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Reuters 2002/08/02
90 people have died from encephalitis. 115 deaths have been already sought in the past two weeks.

Reuters 2002/08/03
600 people dead and thousands homeless. The epidemic of water-bone disease has hit parts of South Asisa, including Bangladesh. 500 people are suffering from encephalistis.

CNN News 2002/08/03
Another 10 people have drowned in swirling floodwaters in Bangladesh.

BBC news 2002/08/02
South Asia floods claim more lives

CNN news 2002/07/31
Floods spark S Asia epidemic fears

CNN news 2002/08/01
Bangladesh deploys army as flood toll rises

yahoo! news 2002/07/30
Twenty children die in floods in northern Bangladesh, pushing South Asian death toll to 465