UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
Paper 2 Environment and Development of Bangladesh
1 hour 30 minutes
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Answer any THREE questions.
Answer ALL parts of the questions you choose.
(a) Fig. 1 is part of a news report on floods caused by heavy monsoon rains.
Bangladesh flood crisis worsens
The UN has warned of a humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh,
where floods have claimed more than 300 lives.
The Bangladesh state news agency said the deaths were
the result of drowning, disease and snakebite.
High tides in the Bay of Bengal are a major concern as they
could stop flood waters flowing into the sea.
Officials say more than two-thirds of Bangladesh is flooded.
About 40% of Dhaka is under water and in places the
sewage system has failed, sending foul-smelling water into
28th July 2004, BBC News
(i) Explain the causes of heavy summer monsoon rains.
(ii) Describe the effects of such floods on the lives of the people.