Dhaka: Rescuers struggled on Wednesday to reach villages hit by massive landslides that have killed at least 140 people while also burying roads and cutting power in southeastern Bangladesh, officials said.To clear paths for rescue workers, villagers joined firefighters and soldiers in cutting fallen trees and clearing mud and debris unleashed by the landslides Tuesday in five hilly districts. But rescuers have been unable to get heavy machinery to the remote areas to help dig through the debris, military spokesman Rezaul Karim said.“We are using speedboats to reach some of the affected spots. It is almost impossible to reach many of the affected places by road,” said Shah Kamal, secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management.Officials would not say whether there were people still … Next »
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