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Modi condoles deaths in Bangladesh landslides

  • Published at 02:15 pm June 14th, 2017
  • Last updated at 03:34 pm June 14th, 2017
Modi condoles deaths in Bangladesh landslides
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolence over the loss of lives in landslides in the hill districts of Bangladesh. "Saddened by the loss of lives in Bangladesh due to landslides, my thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with the injured," Modi tweeted. 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. Four 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.