Mudslides kill 26 in Bangladesh
At least 26 people were killed and several injured in mudslides south-eastern Bangladesh Tuesday, dpa reported
An official at Cox's Bazar district headquarters said torrential rains overnight caused the landslides that buried or washed away several houses.
"Rescuers have pulled as many as 26 bodies from beneath the mud in different parts of the district," Farid Uddin Ahmed said by phone.
Six soldiers were trapped under mud near the town of Cox's Bazar after a hill collapsed on an army camp in the morning, he said.
"An army rescue team has been trying to rescue those soldiers amid the inclement weather," Ahmed said.
The meteorological department recorded 132 millimetres of rainfall over a 24-hour period in the area. It forecast continued rain.