26 killed in Bangladesh boat accident

26 killed in Bangladesh boat accident

At least 26 people were killed when a speedboat packed with passengers collided with a vessel transporting sand on Monday in the latest maritime disaster to hit Bangladesh.
23 die in Bangladesh ferry accident: emergency services

23 die in Bangladesh ferry accident: emergency services

Twenty-three people died and dozens more were missing on Monday after a ferry capsized in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka following a collision with another vessel, rescue officials said.
'Super cyclone' Amphan batters Bangladesh and India

'Super cyclone' Amphan batters Bangladesh and India

KHULNA, Bangladesh: The strongest cyclone in decades slammed into Bangladesh and eastern India on Wednesday (May 20), sending water surging inland and leaving a trail of destruction as the death toll rose to at least nine.
14 Rohingya die, dozens unaccounted for as boat sinks off Bangladesh

14 Rohingya die, dozens unaccounted for as boat sinks off Bangladesh

At least 14 people drowned and dozens more were unaccounted for after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees sank off southern Bangladesh early on Tuesday (Feb 11), officials said.
Cyclone death toll rises to 24 in Bangladesh, India

Cyclone death toll rises to 24 in Bangladesh, India

The death toll from a cyclone that barrelled into the coasts of Bangladesh and India has risen to 24, authorities said Monday (Nov 11), as the two nations assess the scale of devastation wreaked by the powerful storm.
20 dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

20 dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

Twenty people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said on Sunday (Nov 10).
Four killed in Bangladesh in clashes over Facebook post

Four killed in Bangladesh in clashes over Facebook post

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (Oct 20) called for calm after at least four people were killed when police fired on thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims protesting Facebook messages that allegedly defamed the Prophet Mohammed.
10,000 homeless after fire razes Bangladesh slum

10,000 homeless after fire razes Bangladesh slum

At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said on Sunday (Aug 18).
Monsoon toll tops 650 as rains unleash flood fury in South Asia

Monsoon toll tops 650 as rains unleash flood fury in South Asia

Severe floods and lightning have claimed the lives of more than 650 people across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, officials said Monday (Jun 22) as the annual monsoon took its toll on the rainfed region.
Workers jump to their deaths as Dhaka office block fire kills 19

Workers jump to their deaths as Dhaka office block fire kills 19

Desperate workers leaped to their deaths as a huge fire tore through a Dhaka office block on Thursday (Mar 28), killing at least 19 people and trapping others in the latest major inferno to hit the Bangladesh capital.
Fire sweeps through Bangladesh slum, killing nine

Fire sweeps through Bangladesh slum, killing nine

A fire tore through a slum in southern Bangladesh on Sunday (Feb 17), killing at least nine people and destroying hundreds of shanty homes, police said.
One dead, 50 injured in Bangladesh garment workers strike

One dead, 50 injured in Bangladesh garment workers strike

Bangladeshi police Wednesday (Jan 9) used water cannon to disperse 10,000 striking garment workers who were blocking a major highway in a fourth day of industrial action, an official said.
Nearly 100 injured in Bangladesh poll campaign violence

Nearly 100 injured in Bangladesh poll campaign violence

Bangladesh's election campaign turned violent Tuesday (Dec 11) with scores injured at political rallies across the country, as police fired pellet guns into crowds and stick-wielding mobs attacked rival candidates.
Bangladesh shuts down mobile Internet to tackle teen protests

Bangladesh shuts down mobile Internet to tackle teen protests

Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile Internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said on Sunday (Aug 5), as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence.
Nipah virus kills at least three in India, sparks panic in district

Nipah virus kills at least three in India, sparks panic in district

NEW DELHI: A deadly virus carried mainly by fruit bats has killed at least three people in southern India, sparking a statewide health alert on Monday (May 21).
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