Landslide, flood death toll rises to 17 in hill districts

Landslide, flood death toll rises to 17 in hill districts

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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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