Wednesday, 6 July, 2022

Landslide kills 4 of a family in Sylhet

SYLHET: Four members of a family including a five-year-old boy were killed as a landslide demolished their house in Jaintapur upazila of Sylhet on Monday, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Jabed Ahmed, 34, his wife Sumi Begum, 29, son Safi Ahmed, 5, and sister-in-law Shamimara Begum, 49, of Satjani village of the upazila.

A large chunk of mud from an adjacent hill fell on the house of Jabed around 4am when they were asleep, leaving the four dead on spot and eight others injured, said Golam Dastagir Ahmed, officer-in-charge (OC) of Jaintapur police station.

On information, fire service personnel rescued the injured and rushed them to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital.

The landslide was triggered by heavy downpour for the last several days, said the OC.

According to locals, 10-12 families have been living at the foot of the hill amid risk of landslide. Landslides occurred at two places in the same area in the last two days but no causalities were reported.