Two people were killed and one injured in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Rangamati’s Kaptai Upazila yesterday morning.
A very different Eid-ul-Fitr is prevailing through Rangamati – the area that saw one of the worst series of landslides in a decade that killed 120 people there. The district officials have scrapped all their official programmes to spend time with the landslide victims who have taken refuge in the local shelter homes.
Hill cutting for illegal establishments is one of the key reasons behind the recent series of landslides in Rangamati, the worst in a decade that killed at least 120 people. Even after the landslides, many such dangerous and risky establishments have been found in the district.
The link road from Rangamati to Chittagong that gave away during the recent series of landslides in Satchhari area has been partly repaired and has been opened. For the time being, only light vehicles can ply the road. Goods and supplies are still being transported through the Kaptai channel.
The sack of rice supposed to be given to her has been taken by political leaders of her neighbourhood in Rangamati.
BNP alleges that yesterday’s attack on its party leaders including Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir was carried out following instructions from the high-ups of the Awami League-led government.
A group of miscreants vandalise five vehicles of a motorcade of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in Rangunia upazila of Chittagong. Fakhrul, who was leading a five-member delegation of the party on way to Rangamati, was hurt during the attack that took place at Ichhakhali Bazar around 10:40am.
Nasa has recorded 510mm (20 inches) rainfall in southeastern Bangladesh between June 12 and 14 when landslides triggered by heavy downpour killed at least 150 people in five hilly districts so far.
The situation in Rangamati, that witnessed a devastating series of landslides in a decade which claimed 108 lives, is turning grave. Barely two days have passed and food, power and fuel crisis has struck the district. With road links off and monsoon weather, fears are on that things might worsen.