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Nor’wester lashes across the country, 1 killed

  • Published at 09:41 pm April 17th, 2021
Thundershowers-2019 nor'wester in Dhaka
The photo was taken during a nor'wester which hit Dhaka city Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

The nor’wester caused immense damage in several districts of the country


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.

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 the bazar amid the storm.

Upon hearing his scream, 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.

The 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, hailstorms were seen in some places of the district.

The Meteorological office recorded 47km per hour velocity of the wind during the storm which caused a long time 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 the nor’wester.

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

However, no casualties were reported so far.

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