Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Six people, five of them of a family, were killed in landslide triggered by heavy rain in the country’s northeastern Moulvibazer district on Monday, police said.

Five of a family died as a chunk of earth from the nearby hill collapsed in a heap on their shanty in the Lakhai tea garden slum located in Sreemangal sub-district, officially known as upazila.

The other died instantly in a landslide in the other teagarden during heavy shower.

Heavy rain in the area on early Monday caused the mudslide that also collapsed many houses rendering a number of people homeless in the remote area, police added.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-18May09-9:45 pm (BST)