Two children dead after Cox's Bazar landslides

Two Children have died, and 10 others have been left injured following a landslide in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

The landslide was triggered by heavy rains in the Teknaf Upazila region of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday morning, resulting in damage to a number of family’s homes in Pallanpara village.

Two children who subsequently died have been identified as 8-year-old Mehedi Hasan and 5-year-old Alifa Khanam.

Speaking on the incident, commanding officer of Teknaf police station, Pradib Kumar Dash, said: “A chunk of earth from a rain-soaked hill fell on the houses of the two families living at the foot of the hill at Pollanpara around 6:00am leaving Mehedi and Alifa dead on the spot.”

Elsewhere the homes of three families were damaged in landslides on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, although no casualties have been reported so far.

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