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Isle of Man donates after Bangladesh flooding

The Isle of Man Overseas Aid committee has donated £50,000 to help charities deal with the effects of flash flooding and landslides in Bangladesh.

The move comes after the south-east region of the country was badly hit by heavy monsoon rain at the end of June.

More than 100 people are reported to have died in the disaster, and hundreds of thousands displaced.

The Isle of Man donation has been given to two charities working in the area - Christian Aid and Plan UK.

Committee chairman Phil Gawne said the donation would help deal with both the immediate and long-term fall out.

He added: "The funding will go towards provision of emergency food supplies, emergency water purification and sanitation supplies, cash transfers for essential items and health care, and maintenance of schooling for children."

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