Published: Friday, May 10, 2013

8 killed as nor’wester lashes 3 districts

A man gives a bleak look as a storm ravaged his house in Moidara village under Burirdanga union in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat on Wednesday night. PHOTO: STAR

A man gives a bleak look as a storm ravaged his house in Moidara village under Burirdanga union in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat on Wednesday night. PHOTO: STAR

At least eight people were killed, while hundreds of houses collapsed as nor’wester lashed Barguna, Bagerhat and Khulna districts on Wednesday night and yesterday.
Three of a family were killed as a house collapsed during storm at Kalmegha village under Pathorghata upazila in Barguna district on Wednesday night.
The deceased were identified as Faisal, 3, Parvin, 15, and their mother Ferdousi, 30, reports our Patuakhali correspondent.
Locals said, the storm hit the area at about 3:00am and lasted for about half an hour.
The storm also damaged scores of thatched houses and uprooted trees.
In Bagerhat, three people including two minor siblings were killed in house collapse when a storm hit Mongla and Rampal upazilas on Wednesday night, reports our correspondent.
The deceased are Sumon Howladar, 8, and Sohan Howladar, 4, sons of Zahid Howladar of Bara Durgapur village in Rampal upazila and Probhas Mondal, 60, of Moidara village in Mongla upazila.
Besides, at least 15 others were injured while over 1000 thatched houses were damaged.
Around 100 families are now living under the open sky in the two upazilas, sources said.
In Khulna, a severe storm lashed several villages in Dakope, Batiaghata and Dumuria upazilas early yesterday, reports our correspondent.
During the storm, a man was killed by lightning, one in wall collapse and three people feared drowned in boat capsize in the river Pankhali in Dakope upazila.
The man killed in wall collapse was identified as Delwer Gazi, 50, son of Jalal Uddin Gazi of village Chunkuri.
Shoshibhusan Baidya, 65, of the same village was killed by lightning when he was sleeping at his residence.
Three unidentified people were feared drowned in Pankhali River around 1:30am while crossing the river during storm.
The storm also damaged standing crops, shrimp enclosures and hundreds of structures, sources said.