4 dead in Ctg landslides

Publish: 2:24 PM, October 14, 2018 | Update: 2:24:PM, October 14, 2018

At least four persons were killed in two separate incidents of landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Chittagong city, in wake of cyclonic storm Titli. Several others are reported missing.

45-year-old Nurjahan, her two and a half-year-old daughter Foyjunnesa and 65-year-old Bibi Zohra were killed as a hill collapsed in no.1 Jhil area under Firoj Shah Colony under the city ward-9, around 2:30am Sunday (Oct 14).

Akbar Shah Police Station Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Lutfar Rahman confirmed the matter to Banglanews.

The bodies were recovered separately, at early hours of the morning.

Two units of Fire Service launched a Search & Rescue on the spot, Fire Service Senior Station Officer Rezaul Kabir told banglanews.

One Nure Alam Nantu, 35, sustained critical injuries as a big tree got uprooted triggered by mudslide in a hill, leading several homesteads devastated, in Rahmannagar area under Panchlaish Police Station around 1am.

Nantu was whisked-off to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

CMCH Police Outpost Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Shilbrata Barua confirmed the matter to Banglanews.

Two units of Fire Service launched rescue efforts on the spot, said Bayezid Fire Service Station Senior Station Officer Enamul Huq.