Landslides kill 25 in Bangladesh after heavy rain

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Posted: Jun 13, 2017 3:27 AM

DHAKA (Reuters) - Landslides triggered by heavy rain buried hillside homes in Bangladesh on Tuesday killing at least 25 people and injuring several, officials said.

The landslides it hilly districts in the southeast, killing 10 people in one village, eight in another and seven in a third, said police official Rafiq Ullah.

The death toll could go up as rescuers were searching for bodies, he said.

Densely populated Bangladesh is battered by storms, floods and landslides every rainy season.

In 2007, about 130 people were killed in a landslide in Chittagong in the southeast.

(Reporting by Ruma Paul; Editing by Robert Birsel)