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Landslides, Floods Kill 91 in Southern Bangladesh

28 June 2012

Landslides and floods caused by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 91 people in southern Bangladesh and many more were missing, the government said on Wednesday. Officials said the landslides occurred mainly in remote villages with poor roads, making rescue work more difficult. At least 37 died in Cox’s Bazar, 33 in neighboring Bandarban and another 21 in Chittagong. Three days of torrential rain in the region of small hills and forests dislodged huge chunks of earth which buried flimsy huts where families were sleeping late Tuesday and early Wednesday.—AP