Landslides kill at least six in southeastern Bangladesh

Landslides kill at least six in southeastern Bangladesh
# 01 August 2015 17:38 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Devastating landslides caused by heavy rains hit many houses in Bangladesh's southeastern hilly district Bandarban early Saturday, leaving at least six people dead, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

A police official in Bandarban district, some 316 km southeast of capital Dhaka, told Xinhua over phone, "six people were killed and several others injured in the incidence of rain-triggered landslides early Saturday."

He said landslides killed six people from the same family in the district's Lama area.

Earth from a hill, soaked in incessant rain since last week, fell upon five houses in Lama at around 1:30 a.m. local time Saturday, he added.

Devastating landslides in Bandarban in June 2012 killed 34 people including 11 from the same family also in the Lama area.

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