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100 families at risk of landslide evacuated in port city

  • Published at 01:38 am June 14th, 2018
Demolition of risky houses and evacuation of people underway by the District Administration at a hill at risk of landslides in Chittagong city on Monday, June 11, 2018 Courtesy

In a move to avert landslide-related casualties and damage, Chittagong District Administration on Wednesday evacuated 100 families at risk of mudslide from PWD Colony and AK Khan Hill near the Tigerpass area in the port city.

Md Delwar Hossain, additional deputy commissioner (revenues), told the Dhaka Tribune that they had established seven shelters for the evacuees.

Meanwhile, 45 makeshift dwelling houses built illegally were bulldozed during a drive in those areas.

The local administration has been asking people at risk of landslides to move to safer places. 

According to the district administration, there are 28 hills in the district that are vulnerable to landslides. 

The authorities concerned have has so far listed 684 families who are living on those foothills.