14 dead and many missing after the landslide near Rohingya refugees camp



NC Network, New Delhi


14 people were reported killed and several others went missing today because of torrential rains which lead to landslides near camps housing over one million Rohingya refugees in southeast Bangladesh. 

The landslides were caused by heavy rains which washed away several homes and shelters in the districts of Cox's Bazar and Rangamati - both bordering Myanmar from where some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled into the country due to a military crackdown.
Heavy rains have caused a huge damage to life and property in the camps. Untill now, more than 9,000 have been affected and the number is expected to rise as the monsoon rains, which lashed the camps for the last two days, continue.

Tweleve people were killed in landslides in different areas of the hilly district of Rangamati while two people were killed in Cox's Bazar.
The victims could not be identified yet and rescue and relief teams were struggling to reach people due to difficult terrain, said Rangamati Civil Surgeon Shahid Talukder.

Most of the victims were buried under mud when surrounding hills gave way after a deluge.
The death toll could increase in Rangamati district, which has been cut off from the rest of the country due to debris on the roads caused by landslides, officals said. 


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