In Bangladesh due to landslides killed 133 people
On Tuesday in South-Eastern Bangladesh night strong rains triggered a series of landslides. During the accident killed 133 people, officials said.
The greatest number of deaths occurred in the hilly area of Rangamati, where the rescuers found the bodies of 98 people, buried under the dirt, relief and rehabilitation center, told CNN. Another 29 people were killed in the port city of Chittagong, and another 6 people were killed in the neighbouring Bandarban district, said General Director of the Department for disaster management, Raise Ahmed.
According to Ahmed, a rescue operation led by soldiers of the Bangladesh army continues to this day, as many people are still missing. Among the victims were 2 army officers and 2 soldiers, who were trapped under a landslide, taking part in the rescue operations, he said. In a statement, the army said that major Mohammad Fazlul hack, captain Tanvir Salam and Shanta, corporal Mohammad Azizul Haq and soldiers M-d Shahin Alam died trying to restore road communication. In the statement it is reported that 10 other army members of the same group were injured.
Incessant rains that started on Monday flooded areas, resulting in thousands of people in jeopardy. Many parts of Chittagong, the second largest city in the country, are under water. According to Madjumder about 1 000 homes were badly damaged in the area of Rangamati. "Hundreds of rescuers from the army, fire service and civil defence, the police and local volunteers are looking for people who may still be alive," said Ahmed.