Published:  02:59 AM, 11 June 2018

15,000 at landslide risk in Rangamati

15,000 at landslide risk in Rangamati It is feared that fatal landslides may occur at different parts in Rangamati putting thousands of people at life-threatening risk. The photo was taken from Notunbazar of the district. -AA

Around 15 thousand people have been living under grim threats of landslide in Rangamati hill district. It may be added that last year 120 people got killed in Rangamati o 12 June in landslides resulting from heavy rainfall.

Rangamati district administration has taken up different preparatory measures to save people's life from landslides in the upcoming rainy season and certain risky places have been identified for this reason. AKM Mamunur Rashid, Deputy Commissioner, Ranga-mati told media that highest preparations have been made to avoid casualties and loss of life during rainfall.

People have been shifted from the vulnerable hilly spots to safe shelters and sufficient relief goods have been arranged too, AKM Mamunur Rashid further

 said. According to Rangamati district administration, 15 thousand people from 3 thousand 378 families face landslide risk. These families are located at Mar Tila, Chengir Mukh, Matri Mangal area, Kinaram Para, Rajmoni Para, Post Office Colony, Muslim Para, Kina Mohan Ghona, Natun Para slope, Shimultali, Rupnagar slope, Kathaltali Mosque Colony, Champaknagar slope, Amtabag School slope and Jalalabad Colony slope.

Another 3 thousand 424 people from 750 families belonging to six unions under Rangamati sadar upazila are also facing landslide risk.

Following deadly landslides last year 120 people were killed and a lot of families became homeless. Relief items including rice, tents, blankets, corrugated sheets and other necessary commodities were provided to the affected families from the district administration at that time.

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