Families Buried Alive In Their Sleep At Home As Landslides Kill 134 People In Bangladesh
In aftermath of an heavy monsoon rain in southeastern Bangladesh, landslides have reportedly killed at least 134 people.
According to AFP reports, the remote Rangamati region was hit by the pre-dawn landslides, with at least 98 deaths recorded. Many of the victims in the hilly district lived in poor tribal communities, and were buried in their homes while sleeping.
Rangamati district administrator Manzurul Mannan told the news agency that “the death toll might rise” and Bangladeshi officials confirm that at least 30 others were killed in Chittagong, while six died in nearby Bandarban district. Emergency workers are still trying to reach some affected areas where phone and transport links have been disrupted.