Floods: Thousands stranded in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Sept 18, 2007: Thousands of families were driven out of their homes by the latest floods in the Bangladesh capital on Monday. For many residents of Dhaka, this was the second time that they fled their homes due to flooding in the last month.

Many were still stranded in their flooded villages, living on the roofs or boats. According to doctors, more than 3,500 people were reported sick over the weekend, including about 400 treated in Dhaka's International Centre for Diarrhoea Diseases Research.

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