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3 more bodies recovered

Landslide toll hits 154

Staff Correspondent     17th June, 2017 12:19:57 printer

CHITTAGONG: Three more bodies have been recovered in Rangamati town, raising the death toll from the massive landsides in five hilly districts to 154.

Sources said rescue teams pulled out three more bodies from Vedvedi area on Thursday night and Friday.

Local administration wrapped up the recovery work in the landslide-ravaged areas on Friday afternoon.

Army troops, firefighters, policemen and several other organisations took part in the rescue operations.

With the recovery of the three bodies, the death figure in the Rangamati landslides jumped to 110.Moreover, 35 people were killed in Chittagong, six in Bandarban, two in Cox’s Bazar and one in Khagrachhari.

On Tuesday midnight, torrential rains triggered a series of massive landslides in the hilly districts, burying many dwellings, when the dwellers were sleeping. The disaster has left thousands of people homeless.

Public sufferings mounted due to lack of supply of food and fuel oil, as road communication of the district with other parts of the country remanded snapped since Tuesday.

Prices of essential commodities hiked manifold due to shortage of supply.

Executive Magistrate Ikhtiar Uddin Arafat at the control room in Rangamati said power and water supplies resumed on Thursday night.

Meanwhile, waterway communication with Rangamati also resumed. It will take several more days to restore direct traffic as work is going on to restore road communication, sources said.