12 die in Rangamati, Cox’s Bazar landslides

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

At least 12 people, including four of a family, were killed in separate incidents of landslide in different areas of Naniarchar upazila in Rangamati and Cox's Bazar districts early on Tuesday, reports UNB.
In Rangamati, four of the victims were killed in Darmachandpara, while four members of a family in Boro Poolpara and three in Hatimara in the upazila, said Tridip Kanti Das, member of Rangamati Parbotto Zila Parishad.
Among the victims, nine were identified as Surendra Lal Chakma, 48, his wife Rajyo Devi Chakma, 45, their daughter Sonali Chakma, 09, and son Rumel Chakma, 12, of Boro Poolpara and Phul Devi Chakma, Ety Chakma and a two-year-old child of Darmachandpara, Rita Chakma and Riten Chakma of the Hatimara area.
Abdul Latif, officer-in-charge of Naniarchar Police Station, said several teams of Fire Service and Civil Defence in association with policemen and locals are conducting rescue drives in the areas.
In Cox's Bazar, Badsha Mia, 34, son of Chand Mia of Panichhora village, was killed in a landslide at the village around 8.0am, said Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge (OC) of Maheshkhali Police Station.