The authorities have opened 19 shelter centres in Chattogram on Saturday after four people were killed in landslides amid heavy monsoon rains .
The shelter centers have been opened at Agrabad, Baklia, Kattali, and Chandgao circle of the port city so that residents of the city's foothills, where the risk of landslides is higher, can move from the risky zones and take refuge, said Plaban Kumar Biswash, Staff Officer of Chattogram District Administrative.
Until 7 pm, 32 families had already taken shelter in these centers, he said.
According to the district administration, city’s Khulshi, Pahartali, Jhil-1,2,3 area in Akbar Shah, AK Khan Road , Bishwa Colony, Firoz Shah, Forest Research Institute area, Motijhorna, Batali Hill, Zianagar, Roufabad, Shantinagar, Tankir Pahar, Mujibnagar, Amin Jute Mills area, Madhya Nagar, Bayezid-Fouzderhat CDA link road area are in threat of landslides.
Plaban Kumar said the administration is alerting on mic from Friday to move from the risky areas. “Our volunteers are available to bring anyone to sheltering centers from the risky points,” he added.
Earlier in the day, landslides at Barishal Ghona are under Akbar Shah police station, and at Bijainagar area at Foy's Lake left four people killed and injured several.