Monday, 9 February 2015

One killed by landslide in Chittagong Hills, Bangladesh.

One man has been killed and another four injured following a landslide at a construction site in the Siddique Nagar area of Bandarban Sadar, in the Chittagong Hills of Bangladesh, at about 11.40 am local time on Sunday 8 February 2015. The dead man has been named as Mohammad Jakaria, 24, from Teknaf in Cox's Bazar, who was killed immediately when a section of hillside collapsed onto the men. The other men were taken to the Bandarban Sadar Hospital for treatment; one was later moved to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital due to the seriousness of his condition. 

The scene of the 8 February 2015 Chittagong Hills landslide. The Daily Star.

The men are understood to have been working on a hill cutting at the time of the incident. Locals reported that they were employed by a contractor who had been asked to make a 3 m cutting into the slope, but had made a much larger cutting, around 12 m, which contravenes local legeslation, and that they had complained about the risk this presented to both to local residents and pupils at a nearby primary school.

The approximate location of the 8 February 2015 Chittagong Hills landslide. Google Maps.

See also...

Two people are known to have died and around 40 more are missing following a landslide at a jade mine at Hpakant in Kachin Province in...
 
http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/seven-members-of-one-family-killed-by.htmlSeven members of one family killed by landslide in Assam State, India.                           Seven members of a single family have been killed by a landslide that struck their home in the village of Satkoragool in the Karimganj District of Assam State...
http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/two-women-killed-by-landslide-in.htmlTwo women killed by landslide in Chittagong, Bangladesh.                                                            Two women were killed in the Lalkhan Bazar area of Chittagong City, Bangladesh, when a 6 m chunk of soil fell onto their home between 4.00 and 5.00 am local...
Follow Sciency Thoughts on Facebook.

No comments:

Post a Comment