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Bangladesh Town Threatened by Flooded River

Posted by feww on July 13, 2009

Image of the Day: Bangladesh Town Threatened by Flooding

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Sirajganj town is under threat of flooding after parts of its flood protection embankment on the Jamuna River at Sashanghat collapsed. Heavy rain and swollen river raised the threat against The Jamuna bridge, and a vast stretch of Sirajganj town’s flood barrier. Photo: The Daily Star. Image may be subject to copyright.

“Hundreds of people including soldiers and police were struggling to stop a town being washed away by the choppy Jamuna river in Bangladesh over the last two days, officials said Saturday.

“Boulders, concrete blocks, brick slabs and sand bags were being dropped by volunteers, government staff and troops along a partially eroded river bank at Sirajganj district town 160 km (100 miles) northwest of the capital Dhaka.” Reuters reported.

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