Landslides, deaths and more exercises in futility (editorial)

AS IN the case of every human tragedy in Bangladesh, the death of 11 people, including six of a family, in a torrential rain-triggered landslide at Lalkhan Bazar in Chittagong city entailed quite an intense debate. Relentless hill-cutting was once again identified as the primary reason for the landslide and the relevant agencies of the government were once again blamed for their failure to effectively fight rampant hill cutting.