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Bangladesh landslides toll reaches 144

Bandarban and Chittagong were the other two affected districts

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

Bangladesh on Wednesday launched a fresh rescue campaign as the death toll due to landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains climbed to 144 with over 100 of them reported in a remote hill district close to the Indian border. With at least 20 landslides hitting it, southeastern Rangamati hill district was the worst affected and alone resulted in 105 deaths, including four army personnel who were doing rescue operations. Bandarban and Chittagong were the other two affected districts. According to the officials, the death toll will rise further as many are still missing under tonnes ...

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 17:00 IST
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