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Nor’wester destroys dozens of houses in Lalmonirhat

| Updated: May 27, 2020 17:54:15

Photo source: UNB Photo source: UNB

The joy of Eid-ul-Fitr faded for many families in Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat after a nor’wester destroyed over 50 houses there on Monday morning when people were preparing to attend special prayers to celebrate the day.

Locals said the nor’wester hit the area at around 7:00am.

In Sonarhat and Shialkhowa areas of Cholbola union, over 50 houses and trees were damaged.

Cholbola Union Parishad Chairman Mizanur Rahman Mizu visited the affected areas and promised to help the affected families.

Kaliganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Rabiul Hasan said that they made a list of the affected families and will rehabilitate them, reports UNB.

Muslims in Bangladesh are celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr, their biggest religious festival, on Monday.

Only five days ago, cyclone ‘Amphan’ battered the coastal districts of the country with wind speed of up to 180kph and over 10 feet tidal surges, inflicting heavy damage to lives and livelihoods.

It damaged agriculture, infrastructures, environment, as well as the largest mangrove forest in the world, the Sundarbans, in southwestern region of the country.

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