Thursday, 2 February, 2023

Landslide kills 4 of a family in Cox’s Bazar

COX'S BAZAR : A landslide in Cox's Bazar's Ramu killed four members of a family living on the foot of a hill on Wednesday, the authorities said, reports UNB.

The incident took place at around 830pm due to a landslide in Jadi Hill in Lot Ukhiyar Ghona area of Kauarkhop union, Ramu Upazila Nirbahi Officer Fahmida Mustafa said.

The four people killed were identified as Azizur Rahman, 50, his wife Rahima Begum, 45, mother-in-law Dil Faraz Begum, 70, and daughter-in-law Nasima Begum, 20, of Lot Ukhiyar Ghona, he added.

Kauarkup Union Parishad Chairman Shamsul Alam said Azizur and his family members were having dinner at night when the landslide demolished their house. All of them immediately died from the impact of the collapse.

For a long time, the soil has been excavated from the hill for some brick kilns surrounding it, which might have caused the landslide, locals said.