Two die in landslides at Rohingya camp as Bangladesh monsoon begins

Rohingya children walk around a landslide area at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia on 7 July 2019AFP file photo

Two Rohingya Muslims were killed on Saturday after heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, officials said.

“We have information of one man and one woman (who) died in the landslides. We are trying to get details,” Mohammad Shamsud Douza, the deputy Bangladesh government official in charge of the refugees, said.

Nearly one million Rohingya are living in squalid camps in the border district of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, the world’s largest refugee settlement, since fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar’s Rakhine state nearly four years ago.