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Bangladesh : Cold Wave : 2002/12/23

GLIDE:  ET-2002-000819-BGD

Duration 2002/12/23
Country or District Bangladesh
Name Cold Wave
Outline Thirteen people died over the weekend as winter hit Bangladesh, while blinding fog disrupted transportation nationwide
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Sify,India 2003/01/24
Death toll in cold wave rises to 2,100 .In Bangladesh, the death toll in the country to 727 since mid-December

St. Catharines Standard 2003/01/20
Death toll from month-long cold spell in South Asia rises to 1,600

Daily time 2003/01/19
Death toll climbs to 1,500 in South Asia cold wave

Deutsche Welle, Germany 2003/01/15
Bangladesh cold wave takes another 79 lives, death toll now 640

Daily Times, Pakistan 2003/01/16
Death toll in South Asian cold wave nears 1,300

AFP news 2003/01/13
Tropical South Asia shivers as bitter cold wave kill nearly 1,200

CNN news 2003/01/13
Death toll nears 1,000 in South Asia's cold spell

CNN news 2003/01/12
Death toll tops 700 from South Asian winter

OCHA Situation Report No.1 2003/01/09
Almost 300 people have been killed.

CNN news 2003/01/08
South Asia winter claims 400 lives

ABC Online 2003/01/09
Bangladesh cold spell death toll nears 300

IFRC news 2003/01/03
Thousands of people, suffering from cold related diseases (cold, fevers, pneumonia, asthma, respiratory complications) in the 15 affected districts, have approached medical centres for treatments. There have been more than 240 cold related deaths to date

AFP news 2003/01/01
Nineteen more people have died in unusually cold weather in Bangladesh, taking the toll to 179 in nearly two weeks

AFP news 2002/12/23
Bangladesh cold spell kills 13