BANGLADESH / FLOODS

18-Aug-2017 00:01:24
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said floods in northern and central Bangladesh claimed 89 lives and are directly affecting 3.9 million people. UNICEF
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STORY: BANGLADESH / FLOODS
TRT: 01:24
SOURCE: UNICEF
RESTRICTIONS: PLEASE CREDIT UNICEF ON SCREEEN
LANGUAGE: BENGALI / NATS

DATELINE: 17 AUGUST 2017, RANGPUR DIVISION, BANGLADESH
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17 AUGUST 2017, RANGPUR DIVISION, BANGLADESH

1. Wide shot, people standing on shore alongside flooded areas
2. Wide shot, trees collapse around partly-submerged house
3. Wide shot, children on makeshift raft outside of flood shelter
4. Wide shot, boy steers raft towards flood shelter
5. Wide shot, villagers on dry land
6. Wide shot, man on raft in flooded area
7. Wide shot, man in boat with family and man on raft
8. Wide shot, villagers wading through floodwater
9. Wide shot, school submerged in floodwater
10. Pan right, cars driving down submerged streets in urban area
11. Various shots, people walking through flood water
12. SOUNDBITE (Bengali) Sadina Begum:
“My house is just beside the river. I have never seen such flood. My house has been washed away by the flood waters. We just survived. With my children and other family members, we are now in a miserable condition as there is no food, nothing. We are facing great difficulties. I have never seen such flood."
15. Aerial shot, flooded area
STORYLINE
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said floods in northern and central Bangladesh claimed 89 lives and are directly affecting 3.9 million people.

UNICEF estimated that some 1,000 schools are closed due to the flooding as 282,479 people took shelters in 1,392 shelters. The Fund it is supporting the Bangladeshis Government in providing 278,360 water purification tablets, 528 hygiene kits, 1,935 jerry cans and 425 kg of bleaching powder to approximately 4,250 flood affected people.

Sadina Begum is a resident of the Rangpur Division. She said her river-side home was washed away by the flood. She said her family was now in “a miserable condition as there is no food” adding that she had “never seen such flood."
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