Nor’wester lashes country; 1 dead, soothing weather in Dhaka

Dhaka, Apri 17 -A fisherman was killed at Ulipur Upazila in Kurigram as a nor’wester lashed across the country between Friday night and 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 Bazar amid the storm.
Hearing his cries locals rescued him and rushed to Upazila Health Complex, where the doctor pronounced 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 accompanied with heavy rain hit at around 9 pm on Friday.
Hailstorms were observed 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 boat carrying passengers sank at Dhal Char Union under Charfashion Upazila because of the storm. However, no casualties were reported.
In Capital Dhaka, heavy rainfall brought soothing weather after a fortnight of humid head. The night temperature came down to as low as pleasant 22 degrees Celsius. The rainfall brought dust under control in the city for Saturday. – UNB