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15 killed in landslide, 200 villages flooded in Cox`s Bazar

 Cox`s Bazar Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:19 PM, 28 July 2021   Updated: 07:29 PM, 28 July 2021

15 killed in landslide, 200 villages flooded in Cox`s Bazar

15 killed in landslide, 200 villages flooded in Cox`s Bazar

Fifteen people were killed in fresh landslides in Cox's Bazar in the past two days. Heavy rains also flooded 200 villages in the district. About 10 lakh people are living at risk. The district has recorded 154 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. The water of Bakkhali and Matamuhuri rivers is flowing 5 cm above the danger level.

More than two hundred villages in Chakaria, Ramu, Pekua, Ukhia, Eidgaon, and Teknaf upazilas have been flooded. Besides, Bazarghata, Kalatali, Charpara, Kangali Para, Nazirartek, Khuruskul, Chaufaldandi, Pokkhali in the suburbs of Cox's Bazar also inundated. People of more than 100 villages of Chhota Maheshkhali, Shaplapur, Bara Maheshkhali, Hoanak, and Kalarmarchhara of Maheshkhali upazila have been suffering due to flood. Fish, betel, paddy, and vegetable farmers are suffering the most.

15 die in rain-induced landslide, 200 villages flooded in Cox`s Bazar

Five members of a family and an old woman were killed in a landslide in Hnila Union of Teknaf Upazila and Hwanak Union of Maheshkhali Upazila on Wednesday morning. A two-year-old child has died after falling into a pit while playing in the yard in the rainwater at new Titarpara village of Kachchapia union in Ramu. Besides, three youths went missing while fishing in the floodwaters of Eidgaon canal in Cox's Bazar. Earlier, five Rohingyas were killed and a child drowned after heavy rain cased landslide in Ukhia on Tuesday. Besides, 12 people were injured. One person was killed in Maheshkhali.

Rashed Mohammad Ali, chairman of Teknaf's Hnila Union, said it had been raining heavily in Teknaf for a week. Five children of a family were killed after heavy rain caused landslide in Villajarpara of Hnila Union on Wednesday morning. Locals later recovered their bodies. Several others were injured in this incident.

District administration is conducting rescue operation after heavy rain caused landslides in Cox`s Bazar

Cox's Bazar Meteorological Office Assistant Meteorologist Abdur Rahman said the heavy rain that started on Tuesday continued on Wednesday. Cox's Bazar district has recorded 154 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. Heavy to very heavy rain is also expected on Thursday. There is a risk of landslides in the hilly areas of Cox's Bazar and Chattogram.

Meanwhile, the district administration has started removing the risky settlements in Cox's Bazar due to heavy rains. Cox's Bazar Deputy Commissioner Mamunur Rashid said they were looking into the damage caused by the incessant rains. Upazila Nirbahi officers have been instructed in this regard. The district administration is conducting regular campaigns to prevent hill cutting. The activities of the district administration are continuing with the landslide.

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