Fresh landslides claim 5 lives in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) At least five persons were killed and many dwellings damaged in rain-triggered fresh landslides in Bangladesh on Sunday.

Two siblings and a child are reported to have been killed in a landslide in hilly district of Khagrachari, some 259 km southeast of Dhaka, Xinhua news agency reported.

A woman and her daughter were killed in northeastern Moulvibazar district, some 203 km away from the capital city, when huge chunks of mud collapsed on their houses.

The fresh deaths were reported as the wounds of last week’s massive landslides are yet fresh.

Army and Fire Brigade Rescuers on Friday wrapped up search operations after four more bodies were recovered from debris of rain-triggered devastating landslides that struck the country’s southeastern region Tuesday.

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The victims included four members of the Army, two of them officers.

At least 153 people are reported to have been killed and hundreds of others injured in the landslides that devastated places in five districts in Chittagong Hill Tracts in southeastern Bangladesh.



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