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Landslide kills three of same family in Sylhet

June 11, 2024 00:00:00

Rescuers searching for missing people after a landslide in Sylhet's Islampur Chamelibag area on Monday — Focus Bangla

SYLHET, June 10 (UNB): Bodies of three members of a family have been retrieved after a landslide in Sylhet's Islampur Chamelibag residential area.

The dead are Aga Karim Uddin (31), his wife Rozy Begum (25) and their son Tanim (2).

A big chunk of mud collapsed on their house around 6:00 am on Monday, leaving them dead.

Mohammad Harunur Rashid Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Shahporan thana, said police rushed to the spot around 8:00 am and conducted a rescue operation.

Besides, a team of Bangladesh Army joined the rescue operation and then bodies were recovered at 12:00 noon.

A team of police with the help of local fire service men managed to rescue two members of another family who got trapped after the landslide.

However, the rescue operation was hampered due to several reasons including a narrow alley, said Sylhet City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Anowaruzzaman Chowdhury.

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