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TROOPS AID FLOOD VICTIMS IN INDIA, BANGLADESH

Soldiers in India and Bangladesh joined volunteers Monday to help evacuate millions forced from their homes by torrential rains and floods that have killed at least 388 people past week.

In some villages, mobs attacked relief centers, and rescue workers scrambled to reach marooned residents by boat, evacuating them to higher ground. Health officials reported disease spreading in some areas.

Monsoon rains sent water rushing over riverbanks and dams, submerging highways, villages and the homes of more than 10 million people in eastern India and 200,000 in Bangladesh, authorities said.

The floods have hit India's provinces of West Bengal and Bihar along the Bangladesh border, and in Bangladesh, about 145 miles northwest of Dhaka.

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