B’desh flood toll 120

DHAKA: At least 120 people have been killed and more than eight million displaced or marooned as floods in Bangladesh continued to inundate more areas in the South Asian country, officials said on Sunday. Some 38 of the country’s 64 districts in the north, centre and east were at least partly submerged by one of the worst floods in years. — AFP

22 hurt in mishap

KOLKATA: At least 22 people were injured, some critically, when a train collided with a lorry at an unmanned level crossing in West Bengal’s Burdwan district on Sunday. “The incident occurred this morning when the lorry was crossing the unmanned level crossing. Twenty-two people were injured. No death has been reported,” Burdwan Superintendent of Police Piyush Pande said. — HNS

8 hurt in J&K attack

SRINAGAR: Eight civilians were wounded when a grenade tossed by separatist guerrillas at a passing army convoy exploded on the road near the Jammu and Kashmir capital on Sunday. Police said militants threw a grenade at a passing army convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Awantipora town, 36 km from the capital city. The injured have been taken to Srinagar for treatment, an army officer said. — HNS

Maoists abduct two

MALKANGIRI: Maoists abducted two persons from Orissa’s Malkangiri district and are believed to have killed one of them suspecting him to be a police informer, police said on Sunday. The left wing extremists kidnapped Mukunda Madhi, 60 and Pranab Mandal, 35 from MV 120 village, some 700 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar on Friday, a district police official Satyabrata Bhoi said. A villager spotted a dead body in the Ambadguda village forest. — HNS