International: At least 133 killed in Bangladesh landslide

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:45

At least 133 people, including four army men and a number of women and children, were killed in landslide in the hilly districts of Bangladesh, after yesterday’s daylong rain caused by a depression in the Bay.

In Rangamati the death toll is 100 while in Chittagong 26 and Bandarban seven, our local correspondents report. Four members of Bangladesh Army including two of its officers are among the deceased in Rangamati, said Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR).

The death toll from the incidents of landslide may rise as rescue operation was going on till 9:30pm. A number of people were also injured in the incidents.In Rangamati, 100 people, including four army men, were killed in separate incidents of landslide in different upazilas, Iftekhar Uddin Arafat, assistant deputy commissioner, told our local correspondent.

Of them, 45 were killed in Manikchari, Bedbedi and Reserve Bazar areas of Sadar upazila.

According to ISPR, four army men including two officers were killed and 10 others injured in a landslide in Manikchari.

Five of the injured are stated to be in critical conditions. Besides, another army man remained missing. The army men fell victim when they were trying to clear up the mud on Manikchari-Chittagong road following a landslide.

Meanwhile, 23 people were killed in Kawkhali while 18 in Kaptai, three in Bilaichhari and two in Jurachhari upazilas.

Dozens of people were also injured in the district. Many of them were admitted to local hospitals.