Four people were killed in three upazilas of Gaibandha after trees crushed them during a Nor’wester today.
Of them, one person was killed in Sundarganj upazila, two in Palashbari and one in Fulchari upazila of the district, Gaibandha Deputy Commissioner Abdul Matin told The Daily Star.
“Around 4pm today, a sudden gust of wind started. After that many trees were uprooted in different areas which led to the deaths and some people were also injured,” reports our Bogura correspondent quoting the DC.
“In addition to loss of lives, crops were also damaged in the storm. The families of the victims have been given Tk 10,000 each by the district administration,” the DC said.
“Upazila Nirbahi officials have been instructed to report the amount of damage in each upazila, said DC Abdul Matin.
Electricity connections have been cut off in many places so far.