Disputed Bay of Bengal island ‘vanishes’ say scientists

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montée du niveau de la mer ; réchauffement climatique

L’île aurait été entièrement submergée par la montée du niveau de la mer dans le Golfe du Bengale. DECEMBRE 2009 © David McNew/Getty Images/AFP

A tiny island claimed for years by India and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal has disappeared beneath the rising seas, scientists in India say.

The uninhabited territory south of the Hariabhanga river was known as New Moore Island to the Indians and South Talpatti Island to the Bangladeshis.


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