Fresh landslides kills 5 in Bangladesh
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By Press Trust Of India|Updated: Jun 18, 2017
‘The occurrence occurred due to the downpour early on Sunday and the death toll may increase’, an authorities stated.
Dhaka: At least 5 individuals were eliminated on Sunday in different occurrences of landslides set off by heavy rains in Bangladesh.
The landslides took place in the wee hours in Khagrachhari and Moulvibazar districts. A 14-year-old young boy and his 10-year-old more youthful bro were amongst the dead in Khagrachhar, Dhaka Tribune reported.
“The occurrence occurred due to the downpour early on Sunday. The death toll may increase,” a cops authorities was priced estimate as stating by daily. A main validated the death of another five-year-old young boy in the landslide.
A female and her child were eliminated in a landslide in Moulvibazar district today, the report stated. Afia Begum, 50, from Moddhodimai town and her child Fahmida Begum, 13, were eliminated after their home was squashed under a landslide mass from a hillock, a regional authorities stated.
Residents recuperated the dead bodies of the duo eliminating the landslide mass in the early morning. With the addition of these 2 brand-new landslides, the death toll from landslides in Chittagong department has actually increased even more to 161.
The southeastern Rangmathi, Chittagong and Bandarban hill districts have actually been the worst afflicted areas in Bangladesh where perpetual monsoon rains have actually activated a series a landslides and triggered water-logging in lots of parts, besides immersing a variety of towns.
Largely inhabited Bangladesh is damaged by storms, floods and landslides every rainy season however this year’s rain is the worst given that 2007 when landslides eliminated 127 individuals in the port city.