• Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Rangamati landslide damage yet to be assessed

Rangamati landslide damage yet to be assessed

The Rangamati district administration has yet to come out with a complete assessment of losses from last week's devastating landslides.

The landslides occurred in at least 30 places of the hill district on June 13. At least 116 dead bodies were recovered during the rescue operation which was officially called off on Friday evening.

Rangamati Deputy Commissioner Manzarul Mannan told the Dhaka Tribune: “The complete report on the damage was supposed to be prepared by Monday. Our officials are extensively working on it. We hope to prepare the report with the detailed scenario in one to two days.”

Meanwhile, people turned up in great numbers in the 19 shelters in Rangamati city after the fresh spell of precipitation on Monday.

[caption id="attachment_70193" align="aligncenter" width="709"]Due to downed communication lines in Rangamati, members of Bangladeshi Army are helping residents to make their way through Dhaka Tribune Due to downed communication lines in Rangamati, members of Bangladeshi Army are helping residents to make their way through Dhaka Tribune[/caption]

Relief goods are being distributed among the 2,800 people who have taken refuge in the shelters.

Ikhtiar Uddin Arafat, assistant commissioner of Rangamati district administration and in-charge of the Rangamati disaster control room, said baby food, clothes and utensils are being distributed among the people in the shelters.

Books are being distributed as well among the students.

The injured were given 20kg of rice and Tk5,000 each. Some affected families were given 30kg rice and Tk500 each.

Members of the army, police, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society are also distributing food among those affected by the landslide across the district.