Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bangladesh cyclone toll rises

Country grieves as death toll tops 3,100; officials fear it may hit 10,000
Associated Press

PATHARGHATA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh sought more foreign aid Tuesday to help thousands of survivors after Cyclone Sidr killed more than 3,100 people, according to an official tally that still was expected to rise.

Food, fresh water and temporary shelter still had not reached many of the hungry and exhausted survivors of the storm that tore across the country’s coast last Thursday.

“At this time we will welcome support from the international community,” said a statement from Bangladesh foreign ministry. “We are doing as best as we can do ourselves.”

See: Bangladesh storm toll rises

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