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Rangamati landslides: Death toll rises to 11

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12 June, 2018 10:03 AM



Rangamati landslides: Death toll rises to 11

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The death toll from the landslides in Boropul and Shikolpara areas of Naniarchar upazila rose to 11 while three people are still remained missing. 

The incidents of separate landslides happened early Tuesday amid heavy rains in the district.

Naniarchar Upazila Parishad Chairman (Acting) Kuality Chakma confirmed the information to the Kalerkantho.  

However, details about the victims could not be known immediately.  

Kuality Chakma said: “Vehicular movement on Rangamati-Chittagong highway remained suspended as the road went under water in Thandachari area. Many low-lying regions of the district have been waterlogged due to the incessant heavy rains over the last two days."

It is highly likely that similar showers will continue for two more days, according to Met office.


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