Four people were killed and over 100 dwelling houses damaged as a nor’wester lashed nine upazilas of the district on Sunday evening.
The deceased are Faridul Islam, 48, son of Azizul Islam of Sapura area of Boalia Police Station in the city, Munsur Rahman, 40, son of Harun-or-Rashid, 40, of Belghoaria in the city, Achhia Begum, 45, wife of Ansar Ali of Shyampur village in Charghat upazila, and Alam Ali Munshi, 50, son of Ataur Munshi of Kalabagan area in Godagari upazila.
Ward Master of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) Mosharraf Hossain said Achhia, Munsur and Faridul died at the hospital.
Achhia suffered injuries as a tree branch fell on her while Munsur sustained injuries after he fell on the road while running during the storm and Faridul was struck by a thunderbolt.
Officer-in-charge of Godagari Police Station Hifzul Alam Munshi said Alam was injured as a tree branch collapsed on his head during the storm. He later died at the upazila health complex.
Besides, the storm damaged crops on a vast track of lanad and uprooted trees in the nine upazilas.