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Man killed in landslide near bank of Halda

by Istiak Ahmed Shimul

A youth was killed in a landslide yesterday while razing a part of the Halda river bank in Fatikchhari upazila of Chattogram.

The incident occurred around 9:30am at Akkulia village along the river in Suyabil union.

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The deceased — identified as Md Sakel (20) — was from Suyabil union, said police.

“Sakel died after a chunk of soil fell on him as he was loading soil on a truck from the Halda river bank,” Sheikh Abdullah, officer-in-charge of Bhujpur Police Station, told The Daily Star.

They recovered the body from the spot and sent it to Chattogram Medical College Hospital for autopsy, he said.

A group of unscrupulous people have been razing the bank of Halda river for months which is wreaking havoc on the waterbody, said officials.

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