Tuesday, 6 December, 2022

Landslide: Road communication in Sajek restored after 6.5 hours

Landslide: Road communication in Sajek restored after 6.5 hours

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Communications on Sajek-Khagrachhari road resumed after six and half an hour of suspension on Wednesday afternoon after army personnel  and local administration cleared the road after landslides.

Rumana Akter, Baghaichhari Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) said local administration with the help of army completed removing the landslide debris from the road around 2:30 pm.

Earlier, in the day, around 4000 tourists were stranded after suspension of vehicular movement on Sajek-Khagrachhari road Wednesday morning due to landslide caused by heavy showers in Sajek of Baghaichhari upazila in the district.

The UNO said a huge portion of a hill collapsed at Nandaram in the morning, snapping the road communication.

Deputy Commissioner of Rangamati, Mizanur Rahman, said local people, local administration and army worked jointly to restore the road communication.

Some 5000 tourists are now in Sajek to see the stunning scenario of the area. Different tourists spots in the country are seeing huge flow of tourists due to holidays for Durga Puja, Eid-e-Miladunnabi and weekend,