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Earthquake: 3 buildings tilt in Chattogram

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 27th November, 2021 10:48:12 AM
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Earthquake: 3 buildings tilt in Chattogram

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At least three buildings tilted in Chattogram city after the earthquake on Friday morning, sources said.

The buildings are located at the Sabanghata area of Urdu Goli, Bahaddarhat Khwaja Road in Chawkbazar and New L block of Halishahar of the port city, UNB reported.

Confirming the matter, Kazi Hasan Bin Shams, the chief engineer of Chattogram Development Authority, said that three buildings tilted at Chawkbazar, Bakalia and Halishahar area in the port city.

He said a letter would be sent to the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) to demolish the buildings if they are deemed risky after the final examination on Saturday.

According to a study by the Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC) conducted by the Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), 78 per cent of buildings in Chattogram city are at risk of earthquakes.

Earlier, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook Dhaka, Chattogram and some other parts of the country.