Densely populated Bangladesh is battered by storms, floods and landslides each wet season
Bangladeshi hearth fighters and residents seek for our bodies after a landslide in Bandarban on July thirteen, 2017. PHOTO: AFP
DHAKA: At the least ninety four individuals have been killed in Bangladesh on Tuesday when landslides triggered by heavy rain buried hillside houses, officers stated.
Densely populated Bangladesh is battered by storms, floods and landslides each wet season.
The landslides hit hilly districts within the southeast, killing 10 individuals in a single village, eight in one other and 7 in a 3rd, stated police official Rafiq Ullah.
The demise toll might rise additional as rescuers seek for our bodies and dozens of individuals are nonetheless lacking, he stated.
Heavy rains kill at least 43 in Bangladesh
The lifeless embrace 4 troopers who had joined the rescue operation, stated a spokesperson for the management room of the Catastrophe Administration and Aid Ministry in Dhaka.
The newest fatalities got here weeks after Cyclone Mora lashed Bangladesh’s southeast, killing at the very least seven individuals and damaging tens of hundreds of houses.
In 2007, about one hundred thirty individuals have been killed in a landslide in Chittagong within the southeast.
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