September 24, 2018

Landslide kills Rohingya boy as monsoon hits refugee camps (Guardian)

Landslide kills Rohingya boy as monsoon hits refugee camps (Guardian)

A landslide triggered by heavy rain killed a three-year-old Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, police said Monday, the first casualty of the monsoon as wild storms wreak havoc in the crowded camps.

The young child was crushed in his sleep early Monday when a mud wall collapsed onto his family’s shanty in Kutupalong refugee settlement, local police chief Abdul Khaer told AFP.

“It was triggered by rain over the last three days,” Khaer said.

Kutupalong camp magistrate Rezaul Karim said about 300 shelters had been damaged and dozens of refugees evacuated since the first downpours of the rainy season began in earnest Saturday.

“We relocated 20 families last night,” he told AFP. Read more

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