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Banglerdesh, Asia, 1998


World's poorest countries (GNP = $200)

80% river flood plains

Population is 120 million

On bay of Bengal

4 rivers meet here - Ganges, Meghna, etc

Wettest climate

Primary effects are:

1) 3 quarters of the country underwater

2) 1000 died

3) Over 26 thousand cattle killed - livestock for many families

Secondary effects are:

Damages cost one billion dollars

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