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10 killed after hilltop collapses in Cox’s Bazar

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Published: 10:42, 19 June 2024   Update: 15:31, 19 June 2024
10 killed after hilltop collapses in Cox’s Bazar

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Ten people have died after a hilltop collapsed on Rohingya camps in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Wednesday (June 19).

Nine deceased were identified as Hossain Ali, 50; Anwara Begum, 40; Abdul Kalam, 47; Selima Khatun, 42; Abu Meher, 19; Joynab Bibi, 20; Md Hares, 2; Putni, 34 and Abdul Karim, 26.

Amir Zafar, captain of the Armed Police Battalion (APBn-8), confirmed the matter and said the incidents of hill collapse took place at camp no 8, 9, 10 and 14.

“Rescue work is underway,” he said.

Refugee Relief and Repatriation (RRR) Commissioner Mohammed Mizanur Rahman said two people were found dead after hilltop collapsed at camp no 9 around 3 am. Seven other people were killed in hill collapses at camp no 8, 10 and 14 early today. Two units of fire service recovered their bodies.

Tarekur Rahman/AI