Landslide, flood death toll rises to 17 in hill districts

Landslide, flood death toll rises to 17 in hill districts


Landslides and flashfloods, triggered by incessant monsoon rains, left six people dead in the district on Saturday.

With the six people, the death toll from landslides and flashflood-related incidents in the district rose to 17.

A woman and her daughter were killed in a landslide at Samlapur village in Teknaf upazila early Saturday.The deceased were identified as Somuda Begum, 41, wife of Abul Monsur and her daughter Sahana Begum, 15, of the village.

Sub-inspector Habibur Rahman, also in-charge of Paharchhora Police camp, said the incident took place at the village when a portion of a hill collapsed on their houses at its foot around 4am, leaving the duo dead on the spot.

In Chakoria upazila, police recovered the body of fisherman — Mohammad Ali, 28, son of Joynal Abedin, a resident of Malumghat village — who was washed away by floodwater from Khashiakhali canal around 4:30pm.

Meanwhile, police also recovered a body of an unidentified minor boy from Koiyarbil in the upazila around 3pm.

Chakaria upazila chairman Jafar Alam said the body of Kawsain Rahim, 12, who was washed away by a swelling river on Friday, was recovered from the river in the upazila around 11:30 am on Saturday.

Besides, the body of a two-and-half-year-old boy who went missing after falling into floodwater while going to a nearest shelter home around 5 pm on Friday was recovered in Pekua upazila in the morning.

Earlier on Thursday and Friday, nine people died in landslides and flood-related hazards. – UNB


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