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Thousands Stranded as Bangladesh Flood Spreads

Date: 11-Sep-07

The weather continued to worsen on Monday with moderate to
heavy showers, meteorology officials said. They forecast more
rain under the influence of a very active monsoon that will
last until end of the month.

The current floods, which began four days ago, forced over
half a million from their homes.

Worst affected were farmers who had replanted crops lost in
earlier flooding.

Agriculture officials said they were assessing damage to
rice -- the country's main staple -- and other crops.

(Additional reporting by Abdus Shahed Montu in Kurigram)

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