Sylhet Landslide: Three Dead Body Of A Family Recovered

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The rescue team of the army finally recovered the bodies of three members of a family after a large chunk of earth collapsed in the Chamelibagh area of Sylhet city. The deceased were known as Karim Uddin, his wife Ruzi Begum, and their two years old baby Tanim. The rescuers recovered the bodies around 12:00pm on Monday (June 10).

Sylhet City Corporation Public Relations Officer Sajlu Laskar confirmed the matter to the media.

They lived in Islampur's Chamelibagh in Ward No. 35 of Sylhet City Corporation. 

Earlier, five people went missing when a mound collapsed over house number 89 in road number 2 of Chamelibagh residential area around 6am today. On information, police and fire service rushed to the spot and rescued two people.

The fire service was working to rescue the missing people. Members of the fire service and civil defence along with police were conducting rescue operations.

Sylhet city corporation’s ward number 35 councilor Jahangir Alam said although two people were rescued safely but, the bodies of three others were recovered later.

Earlier Jahangir Alam, Councilor of Ward No. 35 of Sylhet City Corporation, said that six members of the same family were crushed under the landslide in the Chamelibag area. Among them, one brother, his wife, and his daughter were rescued. The other brother and his wife and children remained missing. Fire service, police, and local people were trying to rescue the injured.

Officer-in-charge of Shahporan police station Mohammad Harunur Rashid Chowdhury said on information a police team rushed to the spot around 8:00am in searching of them.

Sylhet has been experiencing heavy downpour for the past few days while several areas of the district have already been flooded.

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