Bangladesh - LEDC case study

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location
South East Asia - bordering India
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confluences
Ganges & Brahmaputra
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cause
12th August 2007 - 275mm caused by monsoon fell on chittagong.
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cause (land)
90% of Bangladesh under 1m above sea level - biggest river delta in world.
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human effects
298 dead & 30,000 people evacuated. (Field Hospital in Dahka opened to treat diarrhea patients)
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house effects
748,000 houses ruined
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roads effected
20,000km destroyed
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damage to defences
6,5000km of sand embankments damaged.
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management
200 flood shelters in chittagong & FFWC flood warning system & 144km of new drains built.
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