<P dir=ltr align=left><STRONG>Flood killed fifteen in Bangladesh</STRONG></P>
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Dhaka, June 26 - At least 15 people drowned while tens of thousands of people abandoned their homes and many others found themselves stranded in floods caused by heavy rains in Bangladesh, officials said Saturday.
A group of 15 drowned when the boat they were using to escape the floods sank in the bordering Dharla River in northern Nilphamari district, local police said.
The army and civilian rescue workers were working to save a riverdam from crumbling under the pressure of the swirling waters in the Comilla district in eastern Bangladesh.