AT LEAST 91 KILLED IN BANGLADESH LANDSLIDES, FLOODS

AT LEAST 91 KILLED IN BANGLADESH LANDSLIDES, FLOODS. Bangladeshi army clears debris while searching for bodies after a landslide in Chittagong, Bangladesh on 27 June 2012. Nearly 91 people have been killed in landslides in southeast Bangladesh after three days of rains that triggered flash floods and severed transport links, officials said. At least 37 died in Cox's Bazar, 33 in neighbouring Bandarban and another 21 in Chittagong, mostly in a series of landslides, the Disaster Management Ministry said. Three days of torrential rain in the region of small hills and forests dislodged huge chunks of earth which buried flimsy huts where families were sleeping late Tues and early Wed. Many homeless people live at the foot of the hills or close to them, despite warnings from authorities. Photo courtesy UN.pk

Last Updated: 2012-06-28

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