Massive fire tears through slums in Bangladesh Capital

Slums in Bangladesh’s capital were hit by a massive fire, reported at first as leaving around 50,000 people homeless. This was later downgraded to 10,000. The fire occurred last Friday (16th Aug) in the Dhaka’s Mirpur neighbourhood and destroyed 15,000 homes. No deaths have…

Landslide, floods kill 156 in Bangladesh, India; toll could rise

By Ruma Paul and Zarir Hussain DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Heavy rains have triggered a series of landslides and floods in Bangladesh and neighbouring northeast India, killing at least 156 people over two days, and officials warned on Wednesday the…

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