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Floods force thousands to flee

HEAVY flooding across Bangladesh has forced thousands of people from their homes and caused severe damage to crops, with officials warning the situation could worsen as floodwaters continue to pour into the capital, Dhaka.

Heavy monsoon rain in recent days has aggravated the situation in the low-lying and densely populated country, with the wet season due to run into September.

Sazzad Hussain, an engineer at the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre in the capital, said: "Over the next couple of days the flood situation around Dhaka might further deteriorate."

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