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Four of a same family killed in Sylhet landslide

International Desk

Four members of the same family have died in a landslide at Jaintapur in Sylhet. The accident took place in the early hours of Monday, June 06 at Mati Purba Satjani village of Thakuri in Chiknagul union of the Upazila.

The deceased were identified as Shamim Ara, wife of Maulana Rafiqul Islam, Rafiqul's brother Jubayer and Jubayer's wife and son Rafi.

Deen Islam, duty officer of the Jaintapur police station confirmed the matter.

Locals said the tin-shed house of the deceased was under the tiller. After an overnight rain, the hill collapsed in the morning and fell on the house.

Upon receiving the news, the fire service personnel rescued the bodies of the victims. Several other family members were injured in the incident. They were rescued and sent to Osmani Medical College Hospital.
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