Momen condoles lives lost to landslide in India
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives in landslides triggered by monsoon rain floods in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Foreign Minister Momen prayed for the eternal peace of the deceased souls, speedy recovery of the injured, and for the bereaved and affected families, so they have the strength to bear this irreparable loss, a statement said today.
At least 138 were dead in Maharashtra's landslide, while 90,000 were moved to safety, officials said.
In a message to Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Momen said Bangladesh stands ready at this difficult time to extend support in every possible way as and when required.
In light of the increased scourges of climate change, Bangladesh and India need to work together to manage and cope with post-disaster impacts.
Bangladesh and India signed an MoU regarding disaster management cooperation when Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visited in March 2021 to attend the celebrations of the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation and the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Bangladesh.