The Prime Minister, Khaleda Zia, sent a message to President Clinton expressing her grief at the flood devastation. 'As a token of our concern in this time of trial, we would like to . . . offer our help in whatever humble way we can,' she said, recalling the help the US Task Force had extended in 1991 after a devastating cyclone battered Bangladesh killing more than 139,000 people.
Bangladesh decided to dispatch tea and jute bags to the flood victims in the US AFP reports from Dhaka. The jute sacks are expected to be used as sandbags.