Landslide risk: Residents in Rangamati hills asked to move

Torrential rains for the last couple of days have triggered the risk of landslides in Rangamati. The local administration has already opened 23 shelter centres in Rangamati town detecting 29 places as risky.The district administration has asked the residents living in the hill slopes to evacuate their homes.Deputy Commissioner of Rangamati Mohammad Mosharraf Hossain Khan issued the directive and visited the areas in the foothills in the district town on Friday afternoon.

Residents in Shimultoli, Rupnagar, Loknath Temple and Bhedbhedi Muslim Para areas in the district town were asked to move to shelters through loudspeaker.

“There is a risk of landslides in the district due to the torrential rainfall for the last several days and that’s why the local administration asked the residents to take shelter in safer places,” said DC Mosharraf.

All steps have been taken at the shelter centres, he said.

Bangladesh Meteorological Department recorded 77 mm of rains in Rangamati in 24 hours till 6am on Satruday.

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