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Bangladesh : Flood : 2004/09/13

GLIDE:  FL-2004-000101-BGD

Duration 2004/09/13
Country or District Bangladesh
Name Flood
Outline The heaviest rain to sweep Bangladesh in at least five years flooded most of the capital on Tuesday, with six people reported to have died from electrocution and a wall collapse.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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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.