DHAKA: Heavy monsoon rains have killed a minimum of 35 other people in southeast Bangladesh, maximum of them buried underneath landslides, government stated Tuesday.
Police warned that the demise toll would most likely upward push as emergency employees reached far flung portions of the affected house, the place phone and delivery hyperlinks have been minimize.
“The restoration paintings remains to be occurring,” the pinnacle of the Division of Crisis Control Reaz Ahmed instructed AFP.
Lots of the deaths took place in two districts, Rangamati and Bandarban, which the meteorological place of job stated have been pounded via heavy rains since early Monday.
Bazlur Rashid, a climate reputable, instructed AFP Rangamati have been pounded via 343 millimetres (13.five inches) of rain on Monday.
“It’s nonetheless occurring as of late,” he stated.
Heavy monsoon rains additionally pounded the capital Dhaka and Chittagong, a big port town, disrupting visitors motion for hours.
The most recent crisis got here after Cyclone Mora smashed into Bangladesh’s southeast, killing a minimum of 8 other people and destructive tens of 1000’s of houses.
One senior police officer stated 4 squaddies had been a number of the casualties in Rangamati, the place numerous tribal communities had been waging a two decades-long insurgency.
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