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Five killed in Cox’s Bazar landslides


MNA National Desk: Five people including four members of a family were killed and four others injured in separate incidents of landslide, triggered by incessant rainfall for the last couple of days in Sadar and Ramu upazilas of the district on Wednesday, reported news agency. The deceased were identified as Marjina Akhter, 16, Kafia Akhter, 14, Abul Khayer, 8, and Khairunnesa, 6, four children of Jamal Hossain of the area. All of the family members were asleep then, the locals added. Locals, according to the witnesses, rescued the injured and sent them to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where doctors declared ...

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Storm death toll rises to 200 in Philippine


MNA International Desk: Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety. The Philippines is battered by about 20 typhoons a year and warnings are routinely issued, but the level of destruction wrought by tropical storm Tembin on the southern island of Mindanao from late on Friday came as a surprise. Disaster officials said 159 people were listed as missing while about 70,000 had been forced from their homes. Soldiers and ...

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Landslides killed 4 people in Cox’s Bazar


MNA National Desk: Four people were killed and four others injured in separate incidents of landslides in Lighthouse area of Sadar municipality and in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Tuesday. The deceased are Lighthouse area’s Mohammad Shahed, 18 years old, and Saddam Hossain, in his twenties, and Sayma, around 5-year-old, and 7-year-old Jihan, children of Ziaur Rahman of Cheinda area at Mithaichhari upazila in Ramu. The injured were taken to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital. Heavy rainfall has been continuing over Cox’s Bazar since 24 July afternoon. Local met office recorded 208 millimetres of rain in Cox’s Bazar in last ...

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Water crisis in Chile as deadly floods contaminate river


MNA International Desk: Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed four and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to 4 million people in the capital. The torrential rain that started Saturday prompted mudslides and rubble to surge into the Maipo river, which supplies most homes in the capital. “We are talking about 1.45 million homes that are going to be affected by the cutting off of the water supply, which will be total or partial in 30 districts” of Santiago, the region’s governor, Claudio Orrego, told a news conference. He said the cut would therefore affect ...

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