2 children among 5 killed in Sitakunda landslide

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Chittagong, July 21: At least five persons of a family, including two children, were killed and two others injured in a landslide triggered by incessant rain at Jangal Salimpur under Sitakunda upazila in the district early Friday.

The victims have been identified as Bibi Fatema, her son Md Yunus, ‘Rabeya’ and her daughters ‘Samia’, 7, and ‘Lamia’, 2.

Police were carrying out rescue work in the village. Fire service officers were yet to reach the area.Confirming the incident Sitakunda Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Nazmul Islam Bhuiyan said the incident took place early in the morning and the family was asleep when the hill collapsed over the house and buried them.

Firefighters were on their way to the spot to carry out the rescue operation, he added.