Bangladesh landslides death toll climbs to 152
June 17th, 2017 at 8:21 pm
Bangladesh landslides death toll climbs to 152

Dhaka – The death toll in the rain-triggered landslide in the south-eastern Bangladeshi districts has risen to 152 with the rescuers recovering two more bodies trapped in the chunks of mud on Saturday.

The fresh recovery came a day after the authorities officially called off the rescue operation in Rangamati, the worst affected district where at least 112 people have been killed in the disaster.

An official in the district headquarters said that the firefighters pulled the bodies from Jurachhari sub-district.

Deputy Commissioner of Rangamati district Manzarul Mannan on Friday announced closure of the four-day rescue operation keeping the options open that the firefighters would move in case of necessity.

The rescuers pulled bodies of at least 36 people in neighbouring Chittagong, six in Bandarban and two others in Cox’s Bazar after the hilly region experience heavy rain until Tuesday, according to official count.

AKM Shakil Newaz, deputy director of Fire Service and Civil Defence, had said the firefighters will continue operation in a limited scale as there are few cases of missing people in Rangamati.

Road transports between Rangamati with rest of the country have remained suspended since Tuesday.