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Rain-induced landslide in hill districts: Death toll rises to 11


Landslides and flashfloods, triggered by torrential monsoon rains, left 11 people dead in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban districts on Friday.
In Cox’s Bazar, two people — Futu, 18 of Juyaria Nala area and Amir Hossian, 45, of Kaoyar Kup area– were killed in a landslide in Juyaria Nala and Kaoyar Kup areas of Ramu upazila in the morning.Besides, three people — Sanwara Begum,12, Khodeza Begum,30, of Kacchapia union and a 60-year-old unidentified man — drowned in floodwater in the upazila.
Meanwhile, two women drowned as a boat carrying them capsized in a canal due to strong current at Gojania in the morning. The deceased could not yet be identified.
In Teknaf upazila, a woman and her minor daughter were killed as a tree collapsed on them in Saint Martin’s island at noon. Their identities could not be known.
Jahangir Alam, district relief and rehabilitation officer of department of disaster management and relief of Cox’s Bazar, confirmed reporters about the deaths.
Two siblings — Alif, 12, son of Abdur Razzak and his sister Meem, 10, — were killed and their parents injured in a landslide at Banarupa Para in Bandarban municipality area early Friday.
Officer-in-charge of Bandarban Sadar Police Station Imtiaz Ahmed said the incident took place in the area when a portion of a hill crushed on their house at the foot of the hill around 3 am, leaving the two children dead on the spot and their parents injured.
Firefighters and local people recovered the bodies and rescued two others after frantic efforts.
The injured were taken to Sadar Hospital. – UNB


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