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Octogenarian killed in mud wall collapse in Bandarban

  • Published at 12:43 pm September 9th, 2019
Map of Bandarban district

A mud wall collapsed due to torrential downpour

An octogenarian has been killed in a mud wall collapse in Bandarban.

Banu Mia, 80, son of Osman Gani and a resident of the district’s Lama upazila, died in the early hours of Monday.

Local sources said Banu had been living in a lone mud house on his elder’s brother’s land for many years. 

Torrential downpour weakened the structure of the mud wall, causing it to collapse on Banu and kill him on the spot around 4am on Monday.

Later, members of Bandarban Fire Service and Civil Defense recovered the body and handed it over to the police.

Gazalia Union Parishad Chairman Bakhowaching Marma confirmed the matter.

“Banu Mia was transgender,” he added.