Landslides in Bangladesh claim 51 lives

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At least 51 people were killed in landslides triggered by heavy rains in southeast Bangladesh, according to media reports.

A depression in the Bay of Bengal influenced the weather all over the country on Monday, bringing about incessant rainfall which inundated Dhaka and Chittagong cities.

Twenty people including four troops were killed in Rangamat district and another six died in Bandarban on Tuesday.

 

The latest disaster came after Cyclone Mora smashed into Bangladesh's southeast last month, killing at least eight people.

(With inputs from agencies)

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