Nor'wester lashes different parts of the country

Sunday, 18 April 2021

A fisherman  was killed at Ulipur Upazila in Kurigram as a nor'wester lashed across the country on  Friday night into early hours of Saturday, UNB reports.

The deceased was identified as Momir Uddin, 42.

Police and local sources said a tree crushed Momir near Shyampur Kumar Para area as he was returning from Bazar amid the storm.

Hearing his cries locals rescued him and rushed to Upazila Health Complex, where the doctor announced him dead.

Ulipur police station’s Officer-in-Charge confirmed the incident.

Nor'wester also caused immense damage in several districts of the country including Panchagarh,  Thakurgaon and Bhola.

In Panchagarh, nor'wester hit with heavy rain and wind around 9pm on Friday.

Moreover, hailstorm was seen in some places of the district.

The Meteorological office recorded 47 Km per hour velocity of the wind during the storm which caused a long power cut in the district.

Many houses and crops were destroyed during this time.

Ferry services were suspended for a long time at Ilisha Ferry Ghat in Bhola due to the storm.

Many vehicles were stranded on both sides of the ghat due to this.

On the other hand, a partial part of a boat  carrying passengers sank at Dhal Char Union under Charfashion Upazila because of the storm.

However, no casualties were reported.