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At least four killed in Landslides at Bangladesh

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Siam Sarower Jamil,
IT Correspondent
Dhaka, Oct 14 ,

At least four people were killed in two separate of landslides in Chittagong city of Bangladesh triggered by heavy rain influenced by cyclone Titli.
Chittagong Fire Service and Civil Defence deputy assistant director Jashim Uddin told Imphal Times three members of a family died after a landslide in the Akbar Shah area near Foy’s Lake. Two makeshift houses at Akbar Shah area’s Firoz Shah Colony were buried after rain loosened the soil and resulted in a landslide around 2:00am on Saturday.
The victims were identified as Nurjahan, 45, her daughter Fazrunessa, 2, and mother Bibi Zohra, 65.
After the incident fire service began rescue operation with the help of locals. On Sunday morning they recovered three dead bodies.
Nurjahan’s husband, Noor Mohammad said that they had felt the danger from the heavy rain and was in the process of moving their belongings from the home.
He said that her mother mother-in-law Bibi Zohra came to Chittagong from her home in Lakshmipur to visit her daughter.
Earlier, around 1:00am, another person was killed in a landslide in Panchlaish’s Rahman Nagar area.
The deceased was Nurunnabi Nantu, 45, of Gaibandha. He lived at the Hill View residential area of Rahman Nagar, at a rented house.A landslide uprooted a nearby tree, which fell atop the border wall of Nantu’s home and caused it to collapse.
Soon after the incident locals rescued Nantu and sent him to Chittagong Medical College Hospital in critical condition.
CMCH outpost assistant inspector Shilabrata Barua said that later, duty doctor declared him dead.
Chittagong has been experience heavy rainfall under the influence of cyclone Titli from October 10. Fearing landslide following the daylong rainfall caused by cyclone Titli, Chittagong district administration had asked families living at foot of the hills risking their lives to relocate.
Bangladesh meteorological department on Saturday also forecasted that heavy rainfall might trigger landslides in Chittagong division.

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