Death toll from landslides in Bangladesh reaches 17

July 3, 2011CHITTAGONG: The death toll from a rain-triggered landslide in the Bangladesh port city of Chittagong has risen to 17, police said Saturday, as five more bodies were pulled from the mud. The victims were buried while sleeping in their tin-roofed shanty houses in the southeastern city’s Lalkhan Bazaar slum, which lies at the bottom of a hill, local police chief Abu Zafar Mohammad Omar Faruq told. Twelve bodies — mostly women and children — were dug out on Friday after three days of heavy rains triggered the landslide, with the mud burying at least seven houses, he said. –Herald Sun
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