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Event: FL Flood
Number: 1998-000203
Country: BGD Bangladesh
Location: Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Hobiganj, Rangpur, Sirajangj
, Manikganj, Pabna, Rajbari, Rajshahi, Kurigram, Faridpur,
Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Khagrachari, Chitagong
, Feni, Comilla, Cox's Bazar, Tangail, Natore districts
Date (YMD): 1998-7-8
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Information Source:CRED EM-DAT
Comments: The damage caused by this year's unusually prolonged floods is very extensive. Currently the number of districts affected stands at 52 (out of a total of 64). The number of people affected by the floods is estimated at over 30 million, with 783 deaths reported due to drowning, snake bites and diseases.An estimated two-thirds of the country are under water.(18 SEPTEMBER 1998)
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