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Last Updated: Monday, 11 June 2007, 18:08 GMT 19:08 UK
In pictures: Bangladesh floods

Residents wade through deep flood waters in the port city of Chittagong

Heavy monsoon rains have caused devastation in Bangladesh. The port city of Chittagong has been particularly badly hit.

A man swims towards his partially submerged car.

The city and surrounding areas have suffered both flooding and landslides.

Bangladesh army soldiers search for landslide victims

Worst hit was a crowded shanty town near a military area.

Rescue workers dig for landslide victims in Chittagong

The hillside collapsed, burying dozens of flimsy homes.

Rescuers workers remove the covered body of a landslide victim

Officials said it may take till Tuesday for rescuers to recover the bodies of all the dead in Chittagong.

A mother grieves for her child, killed in the landslide

Correspondents say environmental experts have been warning that the risk of landslides has increased because of illegal clearing of hillsides for housing.

Relatives grieve for the victims of the landslides in Chittagong

Fire officials said these were the worst ever rain-triggered landslides in Chittagong.






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