Landslide kills another five in Cox's Bazaar, rain trigger floods

Landslide kills another five in Cox’s Bazaar, rain trigger floods


Incessant rainfall for the law few days, caused by monsoon depression in the Bay of Bengal, triggered flood and landslides in different southeast districts of the country, including Chittagong,  Cox’s Bazar, Khagrachhari, Laxmipur and Noakhali, leaving five people dead.
Met Office sources said the highest 64 mm rains was recorded in Maizdi area of Noakhali district during the last nine hours till 3pm on Monday.
The Met Office has forecast that heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at places in Khulna, Barisal and Chittagong over the next 24 hours.
Due it very heavy rainfall landslide may occur at places over the hilly regions of Chittagong division, it said.
In Cox’s Bazar, five members of two families were killed and two others injured in a landslide, triggered by incessant rain for the last few days, in Hilltop Circuit House area of the district town early Monday.The deceased were identified as Junu Begum, 28, wife of Khairul Amin and their 6-year-old daughter Niha, Shah Alam, 42, his wife Rokeya Akhter, 35, and his niece Rina Akhter, 16.
Over 200 families have been affected due to landslide in different areas of sadar upazila, including Shalban and Sabujbag.
Over 100 families living at the foot of hills have taken shelter to other places.
Vessel movement between Bhola-Laxmipur route came to a halt on Monday due to inclement weather and incessant rains.
Meanwhile, a link road to Ilisha ferry ghat in Bhola was washed away by erosion by the Meghna River early Monday, disrupting vehicular movement on the road.
Low-lying areas of Laxmipur pourasava, Ramganj, Ramgati, Kamalnagar, Raypur and sadar upazila were flooded by rain water.
Sadar upazila nirbahi officer Md Azizur Rahman said vessel movement from Mojuchoudhurir launch ghat has been suspended due to inclement weather.
In Khulna, low-lying areas of Fultala upazila, including Beel Dakatia, went under water due to heavy rain.
The floodwater washed away fish enclosures in Beel Dakatia area and inundated Aush, Aman and vegetable seedbeds in the upazila.
Some low-lying areas of Paikegachcha uapzila went under water as Kabodak flood control dam collapsed at Noakato Malopara in Haridhali union of the upazila.- UNB


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