Hailstorm kills 4 in two districts

Hailstorm kills 4 in two districts


Dhaka – At least four people including a child were killed and 20 others injured in separate incidents in Magura and Dinajpur districts as a nor’wester swept over different parts of the country on Friday.The deceased were identified as Akram Hossain, 50, of Palita village, Rehan Ali, 5, of Rajpat village, Alim Uddin, 25, of Mollahpara in Magura district and Sayed Ali, 55, son of late Mohammad of Choitapara village in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur district.
Magura Deputy Commissioner Atikur Rahman said three people were killed after being hit by thunderbolt and hailstorm while 20 others were also injured around 5pm.

Besides, hailstorm caused serious damage to crops in Binodpur, Chanpur, Urara, Khalia and Ghoranach areas of the district.”We visited the spots and distributed 20 metric tons of rice, Tk 50,000 and 50 bundle of corrugated sheets among the affected people”, the commissioner added.

In Dinajpur, another man, Syed Ali died while he was working at the roof of his teed-shed house when hailstorm hit him, leaving him dead on the spot, said Chandipur UP member Abdus Salam.

Meanwhile, hailstorm in Parbatipur, Nababganj and Chirirbandar upazilas in the Dinajpur district caused serious damage to the crops and buds of mango and lichi.UNB


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