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Floods, Mudslides Kill at Least 107 in Bangladesh


Torrential rains continue to pound southeastern Bangladesh, following mudslides, flash floods and lightning strikes that killed at least 107 people.

Rescue workers pulled 20 bodies from soaked earth and debris on Tuesday in the port city of Chittagong. They are searching for victims of the monsoon that destroyed hundreds of shanties at the base of hillsides there on Monday.

A government official, Mokhlesur Rahman says the mudslides are to blame for most of the weather-related fatalities.

Many people are reported missing, and authorities say they expect the death toll to rise.

The country's interim leader, Fakhruddin Ahmed, is visiting affected areas in Chittagong, which is the nation's second largest city.

Rescue efforts are being hampered by damaged roads and flooding. Telephone lines are down, and shops and schools are closed in the region.

June marks the beginning in South Asia of the annual monsoon season, which usually lasts until mid-September.

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