Nor’wester kills one, damages houses, crops in Shariatpur
A sexagenarian man was killed as a nor’wester lashed different upazilas of Shariatpur on Thursday. In Naria upazila, a man identified as Jahur Akon, 60, a boatman of Jakir Kha Kandi village in the upazila, was killed as a branch of a tree fell on him, said Hafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Naria Police Station.
The storm started around 5:30 pm and swept over different parts of the district including Naria, Bhederganj, Jajira upazilas of the district. Besides, a number of houses were damaged and many trees were uprooted during the storm.
Additional deputy commissioner of the district Mohammad Mamun-Ul-Hasan said steps will be taken to provide relief to the affected people.