12 killed in Bangladesh landslides

There have been further alerts by the metrological department predicting heavier downpour in the region.

Published: 13th June 2018 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2018 08:17 AM   |  A+A-

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Dhaka: At least 12 were killed in a series of massive landslides, triggered by heavy rains, on Tuesday in Rangamati and Cox's Bazar.

11 people were killed, several others were reported missing and many houses were damaged after the landslides hit five Rangamati villages in Naniarchar, reported Daily Star Bangladesh.

In another incident, a landslide buried a person alive in Cox Bazar's Moheshkhali Upazila.

In Burihat union's Dharmacharon Para, one of the villages that were struck, four members of a family, including a two-month-old child, lost their lives in a landslide from an adjacent hill.

There have been further alerts by the metrological department predicting heavier downpour in the region.

Last year, during the monsoon, Bangladesh's most devastating series of landslides of the decade killed at least 170 people - 120 in Rangamati alone.

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