Bangladeshis hope fortune cookies can stop floods

Online.ie, Aug. 9, 2002
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A village in eastern Bangladesh has cooked up an answer to the threat of floods – fortune cookies filled with religious writings.

The people of Haimchar village have piled thousands of whole-wheat cookies stuffed with verses from the Koran _ Islam‘s holy book _ by the Meghna River to stop it bursting its banks, local reports said today.

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Over the last week, they have placed more than 125,000 of the ‘talisman’ cookies along a six-mile stretch of the Meghna in Chandpur district, 40 miles east of Dhaka.

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