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Severe cold cripples normal life in Meherpur

Severe cold cripples normal life in Meherpur

MEHERPUR, Jan 6: Thick fog along with gusty cold wind has paralysed the normal life of the people and the domestic animals in the district for the last few days.
Due to cold and foggy weather, the sun remains invisible almost all the day while the people are forced to stay at home, hampering business and official activities. The day-labourers have to work in the unbearable weather for their livelihood.
There is no met office in the district, but according to the met office in neighbouring district, the day's temperature was from 6 to 9 Celsius in the region.
On Friday morning, vehicular movement on the highway was thin due to poor visibility caused by thick fog.
The poor and ultra poor, especially the elderly people, are the worst sufferers due to lack of warm clothes. The people were found to throng the wayside shops of second hand warm clothes, but the prices of the clothes are higher than the previous year.  
Sabirul, a day-labourer of Patkelpota Village under Sadar Upazila, was trying to purchase second hand warm clothes for him and his family members from a makeshift shop at Baradi weekly market. He said the price of the clothes were beyond his capacity because its price was higher than that of the last year.
In rural areas it was found that the poor people were trying to drive away cold by firing straw and other stray objects.   
Sources at Meherpur General Hospital said till Friday around 50 patients including 40 children got admitted to the hospital with cold related diseases. Some private practitioners said most of their patients are children and elderly people.
The people of Gangni Upazila said the needy and the distressed people of the district should be provided with warm clothes right now to save them from the severe cold and cold related complexities.
Deputy Commissioner Parimal Shingh said, "We sent more than 3,000 blankets to the respective upazila officers for distribution among the cold-hit people of their areas. On availability of blankets, we will distribute those among the cold-hit people later. In the meantime, I myself distributed blankets among the deserving cold-hit people."






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