Two children have died and twelve more people have been injured in a landslide in the Cox's Bazar District of Bangladesh on Tuesday 10 September 2019. The incident happened at about 6.00 am when a chunk of hillside collapsed onto the houses of two families in the village of Pallanpara, following several hours of heavy rain. Landslides are a common problem after severe weather, as excess pore water pressure can overcome cohesion in soil and sediments, allowing them to flow like liquids. Approximately 90% of all landslides are caused by heavy rainfall. The dead have been identified as Mehedi Hasan, 10, and Alifa, 5. In a separate incident another child from the same area, identified as Mohamed Khairul, 13, drowned in floodwater associated with the heavy rain.
The scene at a landslide that killed two children in the village of Pallanpara in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on 10 September 2019. Bangla News 24.
Flooding, landslips, and related events are common in southern Bangladesh during the Monsoon Season, which lasts from June to October.
Diagrammatic representation of wind and rainfall patterns in a tropical monsoon climate. Geosciences/University of Arizona.
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