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방글라데시 태풍 사망자 1만명으로 추산 (E)


방글라데시를 강타한 강력한 태풍, ‘시드르’호로 인한 사망자수가 1만명에 이를 것이라는 집계가 나온 가운데 국제원조가 답지하고 있습니다.

재난 구호관계자들은 지금까지 사우디 아라비아의 1억달러 등 세계 여러 나라들로부터 모두 1억 4,000만달러의 지원을 약속받았다고 밝혔습니다. 유엔과 유럽연합, 미국, 영국, 인도, 캐나다 등으로부터도 긴급 지원이 들어오고 있습니다.

한편 방글라데시 당국은, 피해가 극심한 남부 해안지역에 식량과 식수, 천막 등 구호물품의 수송 노력을 강화하고 있습니다. 해군 함정과 헬리콥터들은 벵갈만의 여러 섬과 도로가 끊겨 고립된 지역에 구호물품을 수송하는데 이용되고 있습니다.

관계당국은 지금까지의 피해를 사망3,113명, 부상 3,322명, 실종 1,063명으로 집계했습니다. 방글라데시 적신월사는 강력한 태풍, ‘시드르’호로 인한 사망자수가 최고 1만명에 이를 것으로 전망하고 있습니다.

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International aid is pouring into cyclone-hit Bangladesh as relief officials warn the number of dead killed in the storm could go as high as 10-thousand.

Disaster officials say Bangladesh has received pledges totalling 140 million dollars, with Saudi Arabia offering 100 million dollars alone. Emergency aid also has come from the United Nations, the European Union, the United States, Britain, India and Canada.

Meanwhile, Bangladeshi authorities are stepping up efforts to deliver food, water, tents and other emergency supplies to hard-to-reach areas along the southern coast.

Military ships and helicopters are being used to reach thousands of people believed stranded on islands in the Bay of Bengal and other areas that remain cut off. Officials fear outbreaks of disease as the bodies of dead people and animals rot in rivers and fields.

The government puts the death toll at more than three thousand with another one thousand listed as missing. The Red Crescent Society in Bangladesh predicts the number of dead could reach 10-thousand.

Last Thursday, Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh's low-lying coastal region, destroying thousands of homes, washing out roads and cutting off electricity and phone lines. A tidal wave triggered by the storm engulfed entire villages and was responsible for most of the deaths and devastation.

Cyclone Sidr was the worst storm to hit Bangladesh in more than a decade.

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