30 dead, 150,000 stranded in Bangladesh floods, landslides

ByREUTERS
June 27, 2012 08:03

DHAKA - Days of heavy rain in Bangladesh has set off flash floods and landslides which have killed more than 30 people and stranded about 150,000, police and officials said on Wednesday.

Low-lying and densely populated Bangladesh is battered by torrential downpours during the wet season which began in the past few weeks, but one official said the rain this month was the heaviest for years.

Fifteen people were killed in and around the southeastern port city of Chittagong while others were killed inland in an area known as the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

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