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More than 1,000 people have died in Bangladesh after a devastating tropical cyclone ripped through the western coast of the country, and the toll is expected to rise, a government spokesman tells CNN.

As flood waters recede, aid workers say they expect to find scores more bodies when remote villages are finally reached and the counting is done. They face debris-blocked roads, no electricity and almost nonexistent communications.

In addition to the dead, another 15,000 were hurt and 1,000 people were missing, according to a relief official. Read full article »

CNN's Dan Rivers and Barbara Starr contributed to this report.

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