Landslides kill 105 in Bangladesh, PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives

13 June 2017, 11:50 PM
Landslides kill 105 in Bangladesh, PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives (Source: PTI)
Landslides kill 105 in Bangladesh, PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives (Source: PTI)

India stands shoulder to shoulder with Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday while condoling the loss of lives in massive landslides in the neighbouring country.

“India stands shoulder to shoulder with Bangladesh. We stand ready to support local search and rescue efforts if required,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

He said he was saddened by the loss of lives. “My thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured,” he said.

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A series of landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 105 people, including several army officers in Bangladesh.

A depression in the Bay of Bengal influenced the weather all over the country on Monday, bringing about incessant rainfall which inundated Dhaka and Chittagong cities.

The latest disaster came after Cyclone Mora smashed into Bangladesh’s southeast last month, killing at least eight people.

With inputs from PTI

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First Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:41 PM
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