90 die in Bangladesh floods, landslides

By Indo Asian News Service | Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | 4:43:50 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Nearly 90 people have died in Bangladesh in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said Wednesday.

Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) Nearly 90 people have died in Bangladesh in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, officials said Wednesday.

Rains have wrecked havoc in the three hill districts of Chittagong, Cox's Bazaar and Bandarban since Tuesday, killing at least 88 people, Xinhua reported.

The military, police and the fire service personnel have joined the rescue efforts.

According to the Met Office, Chittagong received more than 460 mm rain till 9 p.m. Tuesday, submerging almost two-thirds of the city.

Dhaka's flood forecasting centre Wednesday said that the water-levels in all the major rivers are rising, while some were flowing over the danger mark.

It warned that the situation may become worse in the coming days.

Do you like this article?

Copyright  Indo-Asian News Service

User Rating  Rating(0 Votes)

Views  143

Readers Feedback & Discussion

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Login to comment.

News Bangladesh Articles Index

  

Articles in Asia, Bangladesh

Art - Culture Business Diaspora
Education Health Politics
Religion Sports Sci-Tech
Travel

AROUND THE WORLD NOW

Asia America Australia
Africa Europe Gulf-Middle East
Pakistan Nepal Bhutan
Sri Lanka Bangladesh Maldives

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.