Monsoon landslides kill 100 in Bangladesh
Up to 1OO people have been killed in Bangladesh and many more are missing after monsoon rains triggered landslides in the south of the country. About 150,000 people have been left stranded.
Rains described as the heaviest in living memory have lashed the area around Chittagong for the past three days, dislodging large chunks of earth, which have crushed homes. The area, formerly known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts, is made up of hills and forest and borders India to the north and Burma to the east and south. Many people live at the foot of the hills despite warnings from the authorities and rules about where settlements can be developed. But land is at a premium and government regulations are often ignored. Officials claim to have travelled around the area in recent days with loudspeakers, warning people about the dangers of landslides.
Deaths from monsoon floods are common in Bangladesh, a delta nation with a population of 160 million.
The monsoon rains are essential for agriculture but are often deadly, triggering widescale flooding in the low-lying country.
Chittagong, the country's second largest city, received almost 16in (406mm) of rain in a 12-hour period on Tuesday.
The official number of dead is 94 but is likely to rise. The army is helping to search for the missing and organising relief operations for the homeless. Rescue efforts have been badly hampered by the flood waters.
South Korea ferry: Sewol captain says he is 'sorry to the people of South Korea' and that he delayed evacuating ship in case passengers 'drifted away'
Easter egg hunt horror as mother finds dead body under deck of house
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Wreckage could be found within a week as search reaches 'very critical juncture', says minister
Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
Royal Tour 2014: Is the Duchess of Cambridge the only person ever to climb into a fighter jet wearing a dress and high heels?
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave
- 1 Easter egg hunt horror as mother finds dead body under deck of house
- 2 'Natural' energy drink banned for containing erectile dysfunction drug
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 Kingdom Tower: Construction of 1km high new world’s tallest building to begin next week in Saudi Arabia
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company is a company that specializ...
£153.75 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company is an innovative outsourcin...
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: This company has been providing on site ...
£150.00 per week: QA Apprenticeships: We've been supplying best of breed peopl...