Dhaka - SPA
Eight people killed by rain-triggered landslides in Bangladesh
At least eight people have been killed after large chunks of mud buried
homes in south-eastern Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday.
Rescuers found the bodies after landslides triggered by rains in the
remote hills of Naniarchar in Rangamati district, chief administrator
Mamunur Rashid said. The landslides took place more than 200 kilometers
south-east of the capital Dhaka, dpa reported.
South-eastern parts of Bangladesh have been experiencing moderate to
heavy rain in the last three days due to an active monsoon in the Bay
of Bengal, Dhaka's meteorological office reported. Rescuers from
fire-fighting units have been trying to find those reported missing but
have struggled to reach the area as mudslides hampered efforts, Rashid