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14 dead as Rohingya 15,000 shelters in Bangladesh get buried under landslide

Around 30,000 Rohingya refugees at the camps are still living in high-risk zones. Pic for representational purpose only.Around 30,000 Rohingya refugees at the camps are still living in high-risk zones. Pic for representational purpose only.

As rain poured down on the million Rohingya refugees living in camps, many got caught in the ensuing landslide which killed 14 and many have gone missing in southeast Bangladesh.

Several homes, shelters and camps were destroyed in Cox Bazaar and Rangamati - two districts that border Myanmar from where 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled following military and political persecution.

With relentless rain washing away structures over the last two days, almost 9,000 have been affected - a figure which is expected to rise exponentially as the monsoon continues and road damages have led to isolation from state's relief delivery.

Rangamati's hilly terrain saw the death of 12 while Coz Bazaar had 2 fatalities. None of the victims have been identified yet. Over 1,500 shelters have been destroyed and 30,000 camp residents are still living in high-risk zones.


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