Disaster-hit Rangamati, that saw a devastating series of landslides in a decade which claimed 108 lives there, has been lurched into uncertainty with crisis of food and fuel.
Meanwhile, power was restored in Rangamati around 10:08pm. Grid lines along Satchhari, Kalabagan, Manikchhari and Bedpachuri areas were destroyed in the overnight landslides on Wednesday.
Fuel shortage was running high in the district. In Sadar, two major refueling stations – in Banarupa and Rajbari – were found closed. Only an overcrowded pump was found open.
“Fuel price is sky high. Petrol is selling for Tk 140-150 a litre,” said Md Alam, who runs an oil-driven auto-rickshaw. He says he had to wait for hours in queue to get fuel.