Rohingya Girl dies a tragic death in landslide as monsoon start

An eight-year-old girl died on 4th May, Friday in a landslide at a Rohingya refugee Camp of Ukhiya in Bangladesh, the first of what aid agencies expect will be hundreds of casualties during the regular monsoon season.

Pre-monsoon showers soaked the refugee camps on Friday after a week of thunderstorms, with strong winds blowing some tarpaulin roofs of the temporary shelters housing the refugees away.

Adiba Begum (8) died after a big chunk of earth fell on her as she walked back from a forest near the Kutupalong refugee camp where she had gone to collect firewood, local police said.

Two children accompanying her were injured and receiving treatment at a Medecins Sans Frontieres Hospital near the camps, the police added.

Aid agencies have warned that the monsoons will cause deaths at the camps, which are clustered in a part of Bangladesh that records the highest rainfall.

Aid agencies working at camps assume that more than 100,000 refugees will be threatened by landslides and floods in the coming monsoon.