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Nor’wester claims two lives in Bogura

Published : Saturday, 21 May, 2022 at 10:41 PM  Count : 490

Two people were killed and a child was injured in separate incidents in Bogura as nor’westers lashed different parts of the country on Saturday morning.

The deaths were reported from Kahaloo and Shajahanpur upazilas of the district.

In Kahaloo, a day laborer was killed when a wall collapsed on him during the storm in Maspara area soon after dawn, said Mohammad Ali, sub-inspector (SI)of Shahjahanpur police station.

The deceased was identified as Shaheen, 45, son of late Gulzar of Jumarbari village of Saghata upazila of Gaibandha district.

Another wall collapse in Kalai South Naodapara during the same nor'wester injured a seven-year-old boy.

In Shajahanpur, a 50-year-old man was killed in Brikustia village under a falling tree.

Abdul Halim, son of Anshar Ali of Brikushtia village of the upazila, used to work as a gardener in Bogura Cantonment.

Sources said a large tree fell on Abdul Halim's house in the storm Saturday morning. A branch of a tree collapsed on Halim when he went to cut the branches of the tree, leaving him seriously injured.

He was taken to Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where he died at noon, SI Mohammad Ali confirmed.

Besides, a vast tract of ready-to-harvest paddy crops was damaged while electric poles were uprooted during the nor’wester, said Yusuf Rana Mandal, additional director of Bogura Agricultural Extension Department.

The local Met office recorded 36 mm of rain in an hour.



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