10 Jun 2024, 12:49
Update : 10 Jun 2024, 17:24

Bodies of missing 3 in Sylhet landslide recovered

SYLHET, June 10, 2024 (BSS) - Bodies of three people of the same family,
including a child, were recovered from a mound of soil in Chamelibagh here
around 1.00pm today.

The victims are-- Agha Karim Uddin, 31, his wife Mst. Shammi Akhtar Rozy, 27,
and their two-year old child Taniz.

Earlier around 7am today, due to heavy rainfall, the dune suddenly collapsed
burying three and injuring four at house number 89 of road no. 2 of
Chamelibagh residential area here.

Locals quickly started rescue operations. Four people were rescued and
admitted to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital but the missing three
people could not be rescued.

Being informed, teams of Fire Service and Sylhet City Corporation went to the
spot and tried to get them out.

As the rescue was not possible till 11 am, a team of 17 Infantry Division of
the Army joined the rescue operation.

The lifeless bodies were recovered after moving the piles of soil aside by
cutting through the ground by accelerator machines around 1.00 pm.

Right after the accident, Sylhet City Mayor Anwaruzzaman Chowdhury, Sylhet
Deputy Commissioner Sheikh Russell Hasan and Area Commander of Army's 17th
Infantry Division Chowdhury Mohammad Azizul Haque Hazari visited the spot.

"We will provide the injured with any kind of assistance they need," the
mayor told the journalists after visiting the spot.

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