Nor’wester kills six people in 4 dists

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

At least six people, including a woman and her son, were killed and 10 others injured as nor’wester lashed Habiganj, Bogra, Sherpur and Kishoreganj districts early Wednesday.

In Habiganj, a woman and her son died on the spot when a tree collapsed on their house during a storm at Badauri village in Baniachang upazila at about 2:00 am

The deceased were identified as Nurjahan Begum, 30, wife of Fazal Miah, a resident of the village, and their son Sarwan, 5.

Officer-in-charge of Baniachang Police Station Nirmalendu Chakrabarty confirmed the incident.

In Bogra, a night guard named Badal Kazi, 55, a resident of Nishchintapur village in Sonatala upazila, was killed as a boat capsized in a local beel (Water body) in the dead of night.

Informed, police recovered the body on Wednesday morning.

Officer-in-charge of Sonatala Police Station Selim Hossain confirmed the death.

Meanwhile, Belal Hossain Pramanik, 50, son of Sultan Pramanik, a resident of Ashokola Uttarpara of Sadar upazila of the district, was killed when a wall of his bedroom collapsed on him during the storm in Baghopara area early in the morning.

The storm also uprooted scores of trees and damaged several hundred houses and shops.

In Sherpur, a worker was killed and 10 others were injured as nor’wester swept the five upazilas of the district early Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Haidar Ali, 55, son of late Alimuddin of Herua Char Bhedurpur of Sribardi upazila.

Witnesses said Harder died on the spot and 10 others were injured as a tree fell on their house during the storm at Balughat in Nalitabari upazila in the dead of night.

The injured were admitted to Jamalpur General Hospital and Sherpur District Hospital.

The storm left 300 houses damaged in the upazilas which are still out of electricity, Deputy Commissioner Zakir Hossain said.

In Kishoreganj, a schoolboy was killed as a tree fell on his house during the storm at Satal Bhattacharja Para in Sadar upazila early in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Babu, 8, a student of class III and son of Harunur Rashid, a resident of the area.

Officer-in-charge of Kishoreganj Model Police Station Mosharraf Hossain said Babu was seriously injured when a tree fell on his house during the storm in the area in the dead of night.

He was admitted to Kishoreganj Sadar Hospital where he succumbed to his injures later.

Source: BD Chronicle