Three people, including a couple, were killed in landslides in Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban yesterday. In Cox’s Bazar, the couple were buried alive beneath the mud when a chunk of earth fell on their hut in Bamubeelchari village of Chakaria upazila around 1:30am.
Five children, including four siblings, were killed in landslides triggered by torrential rain in Cox's Bazar yesterday.
Rangamati residents have been overcome with anxiety as they anticipate another heavy shower bringing more tragedies.
It was written on the wall. Exactly a year ago, a series of massive landslides in the hills claimed at least 150 lives. Before the families could mourn their dead on its first anniversary, another tragedy struck Naniarchar upazila of Rangamati on Monday night, killing at least 11.
At least 12 people are killed in separate incidents of landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Rangamati and Cox’s Bazar, police say.
Man-made causes contributed largely to the recent landslides in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and a political commitment is required to address those causes for averting disaster in the region, say experts.
Unplanned settlement, deforestation, lack of guidelines for constructions in the hill region, development interventions, and heavy
Speakers at a seminar in the capital yesterday called for the protection of the environment in the country's hilly areas by taking up of long-term plans to tackle landslides.
It is a glaring example of how ineffective measures by the local administration and people's carelessness can lead to loss of lives. Only five weeks ago, rain-induced landslides killed over 170 people in the hill districts, 120 of them in Rangamati alone. Such a high death toll should have been an eye-opener both for the administration as well as for those living precariously in the hill slopes. But yesterday's deaths of five people in a Sitakunda landslide are evidence that last month's warning fell on deaf ears.
A portion of a hill falls down in Rangamati amid heavy rainfall and fresh fears of landslides.
The Khagrachhari-Rangamati link road, which was damaged by landslides over a week ago, is still unfit for traffic as its repair work
The law protecting the hills is tough. It allows nobody to cut or raze even his or her own hill or hillock. If any body does so, he or she
Flooding and mudslides kill at least 254 people in south-west Colombia, officials say.
Five more people, including three women and a kid, were killed in a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Cox's Bazar town early yesterday, barely a month after five died in landslides in the district.
Landslides triggered by heavy rain kills 30 people in India's tea-growing region of Darjeeling
At least 15 people are killed and more than a dozen reported missing after heavy rains triggered landslides in northeastern Nepal.