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Hill collapse panic grips residents of Tripura Palli in Habiganj

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Published: 09:17, 7 April 2021   Update: 10:12, 7 April 2021
Hill collapse panic grips residents of Tripura Palli in Habiganj

The residents in the Satchhari Tripura Palli under Chunarughat upazila in Habiganj are living with risk of hill collapse. They witness hill collapse during the rainy season every year which has been taking place since 2017.

With the rains and storms starting this year, severe panic of hill collapse has gripped the residents here.

Chittaranjan Dev Burman, the headman of Tripura Palli, said five out of 24 families in the area have already been shifted to other safe places, fearing hill collapse.

After visiting the spot, it has been noticed that many parts of the hills have collapsed and the remaining parts are at the risk.

Chittaranjan Dev Burman said, “We are looking forward to the administration. This way, three years have already passed but the solution to this end is still out of reach.”

“We are born at the hills and that’s why we wish to live here till the last breath. This place is favourite to us. We do not cut down hills. Rather, we try our best to protect our hills. But we are helpless to a section of people who are involved in cutting hills.,” he added.

Chunarughat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Satyajit Roy Das said, “We have formally written to the ministry concerned soliciting funds required for the protection of hills. Repair work will resume once the allocation reaches.”

Mamun/AI