The Indian prime minister also conveyed India's readiness to support the local search and rescue efforts in Bangladesh if needed. At least 144 people have been killed in landslides triggered by torrential rain in Rangamati, Bandarban and Chittagong districts. The landslides killed 103 people in Rangamati while 33 in Chittagong and six in Bandarban district.
India stands shoulder to shoulder with Bangladesh. We stand ready to support local search and rescue efforts if required.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 13, 2017
Saddened by the loss of lives in Bangladesh due to landslides. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 13, 2017Four members of the army were killed and 10 injured in a landslide in Rangamati’s Manikchhari with one still missing. The deceased army officials are Major Mohammad Mahfuzul Haq, Captain Md Tanvir Salam Shanto, Corporal Mohammad Azizul Haq and soldier Md Shahin Alam.