Dhaka: “At least 14 people were killed and over 35 others injured in a series of landslides and flash floods triggered by torrential rains in southeastern Bangladesh, officials said on Saturday. The incessant rains, caused by a virtually persistent low in the Bay of Bengal, in the past two days and resulting in the swelling of rivers have also marooned millions of people in several hundred villages in the region.
The inflated wasters submerged dozens of villages in western and northwestern districts delinking the road communication of the marooned areas with their administrative units, officials said.At least seven people were buried alive under tonnes of mud, while others were drowned in gushing waters from upstream and crushed under trees yesterday. Mudslides injured over 35 people in the region. The scenic sea resort district of Cox’s Bazar and neighbouring Bandarban hill district were the worst scenes of the disaster, they said.