ACTNews, COX’S BAZAR – Sad news came again from the Rohingyas in the border district of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Flash floods and landslides hit Rohingya camp on Tuesday (7/27/2021).
The disaster is presumed to occur due to the monsoon rains that have occurred in the past few days. The camps that were made of bamboo and plastic sheets that cling to steep, bare hills were immediately destroyed by the flash floods and landslides.
6 Rohingyas died in the disaster including children while other 2 Rohingyas were injured and immediately rushed to the hospital. Thousands of Rohingyas affected by the disaster were relocated to safer places.
Nearly 1 million Rohingyas are living in crammed shacks in the border district of Cox’s Bazar. “Monsoons and landslides are making our situation even more precarious,” said a Rohingya, Mohammad Ismail.
Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team also helped the evacuation process at the disaster site in Kutupalong Camp. Even as of Tuesday (7/27/2021) evening, the region was still experiencing heavy rains. Bangladesh Weather Office predicts heavy rains would continue for the next few days.