Rescue crews were frantically trying to find survivors possibly buried in debris Wednesday after heavy rain and floods washed through southeastern Bangladesh in the past few days, killing 95 people, police and local officials said.
At least 44 schoolboys were killed and many more injured Monday when the truck they were traveling in skidded off a highway and plunged into a canal in southeast Chittagong district, 250 kilometers (155 miles) from Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka, police said.
The bodies of at least 15 people, including women and children, were recovered Friday after hours of steady downpours triggered a mudslide at Batali Hill in Chittagong, in southeastern Bangladesh, the state-run news agency said.
Rizwana Hasan is a divisive figure in Bangladesh. Heralded by some as an eco-pioneer, a labor rights campaigner and a "take no prisoners" lawyer, she also is characterized as being on a mission to destroy an industry that employs thousands.
Traffic returned to the streets, and residents crowded markets in Bangladesh's six largest cities Friday after the military-backed government temporarily lifted a curfew imposed to quell violent student protests.