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Army deployed in Chittagong, Bandarban to tackle flood, landslides

  • Flood situation worsens across Bangladesh
  • Several landslides reported in Bandarban
Update : 08 Aug 2023, 01:19 PM

Members of the Bangladesh Army have been deployed in Chittagong and Bandarban to tackle the ongoing floods and landslides in the districts. 

Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed said the members have been deployed on Tuesday to assist the civil administration in dealing with the flood situation and landslides in Chittagong and Bandarban.

Rescue operations, emergency relief operations, providing medical assistance, and all-out assistance to deal with the flood situation are going on continuously by the deployed troops,  according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). 
In addition, other formations of the army are monitoring the flood situation in their respective areas and are ready to assist the civil administration. 

The flood situation has worsened in different parts of the country, especially the Chittagong region, as heavy downpour continues to swell major rivers in the northeastern region of the country are rising fast.

Incessant rains over the past four days have also led to a severe flood situation in Bandarban town, leaving nearly 30,000 people marooned.

According to the Bandarban district administration, landslides in different upazilas have damaged at least 718 homesteads and left six people injured. 

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