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May 26, 2009

Cyclone Aila kills nearly 200 in Bangladesh, India


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Cyclone Aila kills nearly 200 in Bangladesh, India By Anis Ahmed


DHAKA (Reuters) – Nearly 200 people have been killed by a cyclone that ripped through Bangladesh and eastern India, while millions remained marooned by floodwater or forced to live in shelters.

The death toll in Bangladesh rose to more than 130 following recovery of dozens of bodies Tuesday, newspapers and private television channels said, while Indian officials said at least 64 people had died in West Bengal state.

Cyclone Aila slammed into parts of coastal Bangladesh and eastern India Monday, triggering tidal surges and flooding that forced people from their homes.
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Cyclone victims wait across a damaged bridge at Akshaynagar in the Sundarbans delta, about 100 km (62 miles) south from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, May 26, 2009. Nearly 120 people have been killed by Cyclone Aila that ripped through Bangladesh and eastern India including the Sundarbans, which is home to the world’s largest tiger reserve, officials and local media said on Tuesday, while millions remained marooned by floodwaters or living in shelters.

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Major rescue launched in wake of cyclone May 26, 2009 at 01:27

Bangladesh and India launched major relief operations on Tuesday after a cyclone tore into the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, killing at least 116 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

Many of the casualties in Bangladesh were reported to be children who drowned when Cyclone Aila triggered a four-metre surge as it made landfall Monday.

About 430,000 people were marooned, and military and civil defence teams were struggling to deliver food, water and emergency shelters, government officials in Dhaka told news agency AFP.
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Cyclone kills 116, thousands homeless from news.com.au

BANGLADESH and India have launched major relief operations after a cyclone tore into the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, killing at least 116 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

Many of the casualties in Bangladesh were reported to be children who drowned when Cyclone Aila triggered a 4m surge as it made landfall yesterday.

About 430,000 people were marooned, and military and civil defence teams were struggling to deliver food, water and emergency shelters, government officials in Dhaka said today.

Bangladesh’s disaster management minister Abdur Razzak said people on remote islands had been worst affected and could not be reached because of rough seas.

“Army helicopters are being deployed to carry food and other supplies until the seas calm,” he said. Read More from news.com.au.


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May 14, 2009

Flood over Brazil

Filed under: Brazil,Crisis,Environment,Flood,World News — accomthailand @ 19:07
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Pictures of Floods engulf north Brazil

Weeks of heavy rain in northern Brazil have caused widespread flooding that has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. BBC.

Weeks of heavy rain in northern Brazil have caused widespread flooding that has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. BBC.


Weeks of heavy rain in northern Brazil have caused widespread flooding that has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

Weeks of heavy rain in northern Brazil have caused widespread flooding that has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. BBC.

Among the worst-hit areas is the state of Maranhao, where 65,000 people have had to pack up and leave. BBC.


Among the worst-hit areas is the state of Maranhao, where 65,000 people have had to pack up and leave.

Weeks of heavy rain in northern Brazil have caused widespread flooding that has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. BBC.

In Maranhao, where the high levels of the river Mearim show no signs of abating, residents have been waiting for transport across the flood waters. BBC.


In Maranhao, where the high levels of the river Mearim show no signs of abating, residents have been waiting for transport across the flood waters.

Weeks of heavy rain in northern Brazil have caused widespread flooding that has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. BBC.

The town of Trizidela do Vale is said to be almost completely flooded. Residents here float pass a half-submerged church on a boat. BBC.


The town of Trizidela do Vale is said to be almost completely flooded. Residents here float pass a half-submerged church on a boat.

Weeks of heavy rain in northern Brazil have caused widespread flooding that has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. BBC.

Brazilian Air Force planes have been bringing in supplies of food, medicines, clothes and blankets to the displaced. BBC.


Brazilian Air Force planes have been bringing in supplies of food, medicines, clothes and blankets to the displaced.

Weeks of heavy rain in northern Brazil have caused widespread flooding that has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. BBC.

Across the north and north-east the authorities have to provide support for up to one million people affected by the floods. BBC.


Across the north and north-east the authorities have to provide support for up to one million people affected by the floods.


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