Thousands marooned, 12 killed in South Asia floods
southasian_birdy | June 14, 2006 at 02:35 pmby
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Nearly half a million people have been marooned by flooding in Bangladesh this week, while in neighbouring northeast India at least 10 people have been killed by overflowing rivers, landslides and lightning.
Officials on the Indian side said on Wednesday that thousands of people in Assam had moved to higher ground as rivers, swollen by heavy monsoon rains, burst their banks and inundated more than 50 villages.