Bangladesh flood death toll crosses 1,000

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Dhaka, Sep 16, 2007: The death toll from flooding this year in Bangladesh has passed one thousand with a further 2.5 million people displaced or marooned by rising river waters.

The Bangladesh flood centre said Monsoon-swollen rivers have burst their banks, submerging thousands of villages across more than a third of the impoverished country. The Brahmaputra River is above the danger level in 17 places.

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