Bangladesh, India race to help millions stranded in deadly flooding

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Reuters

By Ruma Paul and Zarir Hussain DHAKA/GUWAHATI,India (Reuters) -Authorities in Bangladesh intensified efforts on Wednesday to deliver food and drinking water to millions of people struggling after heavy rain unleashed catastrophic flooding across a quarter of the country. Bangladesh is considered one of the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries, with a 2015 analysis by the World Bank Institute estimating about 3.5 million Bangladeshis are at risk of river flooding every year. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government was working hard to rescue people trapped in the floods and provide…

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