Sheep and children first as floods drive Bangladeshis from their land

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Bangladeshi flood victims rescuing their livestock from rising waters in the north-eastern province of Sylhet. Local officials claim 220 people have died as a result of heavy rains this month, but Dhaka expects the final figure to be nearer 100. The Prime Minister, Khaleda Zia, visited the area on Thursday and ordered the relief effort to be stepped up.

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