BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific Urdu Hindi Pashto Bengali Tamil Nepali Sinhala
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX     

BBC News World Edition
 You are in: South Asia  
News Front Page
Africa
Americas
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Middle East
South Asia
UK
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
LANGUAGES
EDITIONS
Thursday, 22 August, 2002, 15:48 GMT 16:48 UK
In pictures: South Asia floods
Hundreds of people have perished in India, Bangladesh and Nepal since the middle of July when heavy monsoon rains triggered widespread flooding and landslides.

Pedestrians wade in the south-western Indian city of Cochin
City-dwellers have been coping as best they can since the rains began (AP photo)

Left: Family moves to higher ground in Shajdpur; marooned family cooks inside their flooded shack
Some in Bangladesh have been forced to move to higher ground, others are sitting it out (AP photos)

Indian villagers cross the flooded river Gandak
The heavy rains have made the going slow for all kinds of transport

(Left) Breakfast atop a lorry overturned in the floods in Bihar; Bangladeshi villager salvages his television
The waters make vehicle repairs difficult, and threaten prized possessions (AP photos)

Man takes his son away from floodwaters in a household utensil, near Dhaka
Some drastic measures are needed (AP photo)

Indian woman trying to fish in the floodwaters in Imphal
But people try to go about their business

(Left) Bangladeshi women gather firewood, while (right) a boy carries a goat to safety
Firewood is still needed and valuable livestock must be not be lost (AP photos)

Indian youths quarrel over their share of relief aid in north-eastern Manipur
Others receive relief goods, but sharing sometimes leads to a quarrel
See also:

03 Aug 02 | South Asia
25 Jul 02 | South Asia
23 Jul 02 | South Asia
22 Jul 02 | South Asia
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more South Asia stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more South Asia stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East |
South Asia | UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature |
Technology | Health | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes