Landslide kills father, child in Chattogram

Two died in landslide in Chattogram on 27 August, 2023.
Jewel Shill

A father and his seven-month-old daughter died in a landslide at IW colony in Chattogram’s Sholoshohor area on Sunday morning.

The incident took place around 7:30 am at IW colony in the hill area. The deceased are Sohel, 35, and his daughter Bibi Jannat.

The bodies have been sent to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital morgue, said Panchlaish police station inspector Akhtaruzzaman.

The low-lying areas of Chattogram city have submerged in water due to a heavy downpour overnight. Some roads and alleys were inundated in knee-deep water, causing sufferings to the people.

The HSC examinees suffered the most as they had to wade through water to reach the examination centres.

However, the authorities delayed the exam by one hour to 11:00 am, taking into account the unfavourable circumstances.