Censured by Facebook: At least 133 dead in Chittagong Hills Tract landslides

Here is the news that Facebook wanted to censor, even suspending me (“temporary ban”) from the social network for 3 day from 13/06.

Introduction

For decades, the policy of colonization of the hilly southeast of Bangladesh (Chittagong Hill Tract) by the central Islamist government also includes sending hundreds of Muslim settlers from the poorest plains of central and southern Bengal.

Those settlers, in addition to occupying and cultivating the land inhabited by the indigenous Buddhist and Hindu people since ever (normally dwelled without any kind of property acts by the natives), the entire hilly part impossible to cultivate in an extensive way with rice or wheat, is materially eliminated by first cutting the big trees and once finished the flora, the hills self are dug to produce and sell sand and stones.

The indigenous peoples have a symbiotic relationship with their lands and know how to cultivate them, even with terrace plantations (joom) wherever any other kind of plantation is no possible, and know where to cut the trees, where to dig the hills. The aggressive approach of Muslim settlers has instead weakened and devastated the hilly ecosystem of the area and as a result the whole region is no longer able to bear and absorb the heavy monsoons common to that geographical area every summer. And finally, the nodes come to the comb.

The landslides

Heavy overnight rains triggered a series of landslides Tuesday 12/06 in southeast Bangladesh, killing at least 133 people and injuring many more, officials said.

The highest total, 98 deaths, were reported in the hilly Rangamati district, where rescuers found bodies buries under mud, relief and rehabilitation officer Biswanath Majumder told CNN.

Another 29 died in the port city of Chittagong and six others died in the neighboring Bandarban district, said Reaz Ahmed, director general of the Department of Disaster Management.

Rescue operations were ongoing late Tuesday as many people were still missing, Ahmed said.

Incessant rains that began early Monday following a depression in the Bay of Bengal flooded the districts, leaving thousands of people marooned.

Many parts of Chittagong, the country’s second largest city, were under waist-deep water.

Nearly 1,000 houses were badly damaged in the Rangamati district, affecting several thousand people, Majumder said.

Many of the houses were completely enveloped by the slide at night and rescuers feared more deaths as people were sleeping when the disaster struck.

Pissing on own shoes: Among the people affected by the natural disaster there are the same Muslim settlers causing it

Seventy-seven injured people were rescued alive and hospitalized in the Rangamati district, Majumder said.

The landslides also cut off road access and communications networks in Rangamati, cutting off the district from the rest of the country, officials said. “Several hundred rescuers from the Army, Fire Service and Civil Defense, police and local volunteers were searching for people still alive,” Ahmed said.

Ahmed said that there was no exact total of the missing in the three districts, but residents feared many people were still unaccounted for. “We’ve rescued and evacuated around 2,300 people in Rangamati and Bandarban, and they have been taken to safer shelters,” he said.

Source: CNN 

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