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.
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.