2 children killed in Cox's Bazar landslide, 10 injured

Staff Correspondent
10 September 2019, Tue
Published: 01:50 Updated: 03:03

2 children killed in Cox's Bazar landslide, 10 injured

At least two children have killed in separate incidents of landslides triggered by heavy rains in Teknaf Upazila of Cox's Bazar on Tuesday morning. Two families were injured in this time.

The incidents occurred in Urumarchhara and Fakiramora areas under Pallanpara village in Teknaf municipality.

The deceased are- Mehedi Hasan, (10) and Alifa (5) of Pallanpara village in the Upazila.

Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Rabiul Hasan said the landslides occurred 8:30 am due to incessant downpour in the area.

Locals rushed in to rescue the injured. Moreover, necessary actions will be taken, he added.

Quoting locals said, the families of the children lived near the foot of the hills. Therefore, a huge block of mud fell over their houses, leaving Mehedi and Alifa dead on spot.

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