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Bangladesh floods leave a third of nation underwater, raising coronavirus risk
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Bangladesh floods leave a third of nation underwater, raising coronavirus risk

The worst floods in a decade kill at least 161 people, with more than a million displaced, increasing the possibility of COVID-19 infections, according to local officials.

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About a third of Bangladesh has been inundated by floods, with at least 161 people killed and an estimated 1.5 million displaced, according to local officials.

The heaviest rains in almost a decade began last month and are part of the subcontinent's summer monsoon from June to September.

The floods are making it more difficult to contain coronavirus, with Bangladesh reporting 266,498 infections, including 3,513 deaths, as of Thursday.