31 August 1998
Bangladesh braced for further flooding

Bangladesh was braced for further flooding as swollen rivers took in more rain from outside its borders.

Floods have killed more than 400 and devastated crops so far.

The country needs to double the amount of food grain it previously expected in aid and imports this year.

Begum Motia Chowdhury, agiculture and food minister, has said the government will import 300,000 tonnes of wheat and 300,000 tonnes of rice soon.

  • Financial Times 31/08/98 page 4