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Flooding, Landslides in Bangladesh Kill at Least 156

IN PICTURES: Flooding and landslides are taking a heavy toll

At leasty 156 people have been killed in flooding and landslides in Bangladesh and northeast India. The heavy monsoon downpours killed 100 people in Rangamati, 36 in Chittagong and six in Bandarban.

Bangladesh had already been hard hit by Cyclone Mora a few weeks earlier. Eight people had been killed then and tens of thousands of homes were damaged. 

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Aerial view of a town half-submerged in floodwaters in Khagrachari, Bangladesh.
Aerial view of a town half-submerged in floodwaters in Khagrachari, Bangladesh. Photo:Reuters
Rescue workers remove a body. The death toll stands at 156, but officials warn that it could rise.
Rescue workers remove a body. The death toll stands at 156, but officials warn that it could rise. Photo:Reuters
A woman weeps following landslides triggered by heavy rain in Khagrachari, Bangladesh.
A woman weeps following landslides triggered by heavy rain in Khagrachari, Bangladesh. Photo:Reuters
Residents walk in high flood waters following heavy rainfall that triggered floods and landslides in Bangladesh and India.
Residents walk in high flood waters following heavy rainfall that triggered floods and landslides in Bangladesh and India. Photo:Reuters
Bangladesh was still recovering from the brutal effects of Cyclone Mora which hit on May 31, 2017. The Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh was very badly damaged then.
Bangladesh was still recovering from the brutal effects of Cyclone Mora which hit on May 31, 2017. The Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh was very badly damaged then. Photo:Reuters
Though Cyclone Mora caused untold damage to a Rohingya refugees settlement in Bangladesh, rebuilding has begun at the Kutupalang Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox
Though Cyclone Mora caused untold damage to a Rohingya refugees settlement in Bangladesh, rebuilding has begun at the Kutupalang Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar. Photo:Reuters
The Rohingya refugees were among those hardest hit by Cyclone Mora in late May. A boy stands in a queue to collect relief supplies at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
The Rohingya refugees were among those hardest hit by Cyclone Mora in late May. A boy stands in a queue to collect relief supplies at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Photo:Reuters
Sri Lanka was also seriously affected by Cyclone Mora, here debris from damaged homes is seen partially submerged in flood waters
Sri Lanka was also seriously affected by Cyclone Mora, here debris from damaged homes is seen partially submerged in flood waters Photo:Reuters
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