Bangladesh landslide kills at least 5 people

Last Updated: Friday, July 1, 2011 - 13:28

Chittagong: A fire official says a landslide triggered by days of incessant rain has killed at least five people in a southeastern Bangladeshi city.

Farid Ahmed says the deaths occurred early Friday when a big chunk of earth from a hill buried several thatched homes of the victims as they slept in Chittagong city`s Tigerpass area. He says a concrete wall constructed to prevent any landslide collapsed.
Ahmed says rescuers have recovered five bodies and two survivors from the rubble, and that the death toll could rise.
Chittagong is 135 miles southeast of Bangladesh`s capital, Dhaka.

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First Published: Friday, July 1, 2011 - 13:28

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