11 killed in Rangamati landslide

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Desk report, June 12: At least 11 people were killed in landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in different parts of Naniachar upazila in Rangamati early Tuesday.

Four members of a family were killed in a landslide of Burighat union while four in Naniachar union and three in Ghilachari, said Quality Chakma, acting chairman of Naniachar upazila parishad.

Of them, nine were identified as Fuldebi Chakma, 55, her daughter Eti Dewan, 19, sister-in-law, Smriti Chakma, 23, grandson Aiyub Dewan, Surendra Lal Chakma, 55, his wife Rajja Debi Chakma, 50, daughter Sonali Chakma, 13, Romen Chakma, 14, son of Naniachar union council member Ratna Chakma and Biswajit Chakma, 55.

Abdullah Al Mamun, Naniachar Upazila Nirbahi Officer, said the rescue operation is underway.