Bangladesh landslides leave 53 dead

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Dhaka: Massive landslides triggered by overnight torrential rains killed 53 people, burying some alive in Bangladesh’s sea resort town of Cox’s Bazar flattening shanties and makeshift structures.

Four separate landslides hit Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban areas burying a number of people and leaving scores of others missing as heavy rains hamperered rescue efforts, police said.

“According to our information so far, at least 49 people, including six soldiers have been killed and a number of others are buried alive in the landslides in four places in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban,” a police official at the north-eastern Chittagong port city said.

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