The worst affected Rangamati hill district alone witnessed 58 deaths, including four military personnel, who were on duty removing rubble to clear a major highway.

Besides, 23 were killed in Chittagong, and at least 10 others died in Bandarban.

Military spokesman Rezaul Karim said several soldiers were killed clearing debris and mud from a highway. Five injured soldiers were flown to a military hospital in Dhaka.

“Two officers and two soldiers have died, and two others remain missing in the incident,” Karim said by telephone.

Bangladesh, a delta nation of 160 million people, is prone to natural disasters such as cyclones, floods and landslides. Many people in hilly regions ignore authorities' calls to avoid constructing homes on slopes./.



Compiled by BTA