At least 3 people including a teenage girl were reportedly killed and several others went missing after a two-storey building collapsed on Kaptai Lake in Rangamati on Tuesday evening.
The deceased were identified as Zahid Hossain, 42, Umme Habiba, 22 and Pinky, 13, local correspondent reports. Moreover, several people have been trapped inside the building, locals said.
The building collapsed on the lake near Rangamati Government Women's College in Reserve Bazar area around 5:30pm, police officials told reporters at the scene.
Firefighters with the help of the army, police and locals were trying to rescue the missing victims, he added.
The building might have collapsed as the water level in the lake rose due to excessive rain, said Golam Mustofa, assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence.