Dhaka, Bangladesh
One dead, 4 missing in landslides

One dead, 4 missing in landslides

Landslides triggered by heavy rains have left a woman killed in Bandarban with four others still missing, reports bdnews24.com. The incident was reported on Sunday in the hill tract district's Ruma Upazila. Upazila administration chief or UNO Muhammad Shariful Haque said the local army camp launched a rescue operation after the landslide which blocked the Bandarban-Ruma Road. The deceased is yet to be identified. Four people have so far been rescued alive with as many still unaccounted-for. Ruma Upazila Chairman Ongthwaiching Marma said that 30-year-old Munni Barua and 50-year-old Rabiul, the postmaster of Ruma, are among the missing people. He said one of the four rescued has been taken to hospital in Bandarban town. Around 11am, a landslide struck the road in the Daniapara area forcing a bus to stop on the road, said UNO Haque. "Passengers of the bus then started walking to cross the area. Four or five of them managed to cross, but suddenly a second landslide struck, burying at least six people," he said. The Upazila administration chief said there were 12 passengers on the bus and that a team from the local army camp has managed to rescue four people alive and that the rescue efforts were ongoing.

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