2 killed in Rangamati landslide | 2019-07-14

2 killed in Rangamati landslide

Staff Correspondent

14 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

2 killed in Rangamati landslide

Tin-shed houses were damaged in a landslide triggered by torrential rains in Kusumbagh residential area of Chattogram city on Saturday morning. Two people received injuries in the incident. — Rabin chowdhury

Two people were killed in landslide when a chunk of earth collapsed on a running auto-rickshaw at Kaptai upazila of Rangamati district on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Atal Barua, 50, and Sujoya Aung Marma, 42.

Md Ashfaq Uddin, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chandraghona Police Station, said the incident took place in Karigorpara village in the upazila at around 11:30am.

Witnesses said the incident took place on the Raikhali-Bangalhalia-Bandarban main road. Due to landslide the victims were buried under the muddy earth. Later, they were recovered by the members of Fire Service and Civil Defence.

In two separate incidents at Bayazid and Khulshi areas of Chattogram city, three people were injured on Saturday.

In Bayazid, a woman and her daughter were pulled out alive from a landslide that occurred at around 10:30am at Arefin Nagar under Bayazid police station.

Emdadul Haque, Sub-Inspector of Bayazid police station, said: “Shah Noor, 40, and her daughter Marjina, 18, were eating inside their home when a huge chunk of earth collapsed on them, burying them up their neck in mud.”

On information, rescuers pulled out them alive and rushed to Chattogram Medical College Hospital.

In Khulshi, an injured person was rescued from under mud. He was rushed to the Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for treatment.

Locals said the landslides happened due to continuous rain in the area from Saturday morning.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department, in its latest bulletin, forecasted landslide in hilly areas of Chattogram division due to the heavy rainfall.

According to Patenga Met office, in the last 24 hours till 12 noon on Saturday, 94.2mm of rainfall was recorded.