A woman and her minor daughter were killed during nor’wester that lashes through different upazilas of the district on Sunday evening.
The deceased were identified as Halima Aktar, 25, wife of Mohammad Zahid of Bajitpur village in Alfadanga upazila, and their one and a half years old daughter Afsana Aktar.
Quoting the villagers, Officer in Charge of Alfadanga Police Station Mohammad Monirujjaman said Halima alone with her daughter went to visit one of her relatives’ house at Sirgram village first and then left for her father’s house on a rickshaw-van on Sunday evening.
When they reached in Tabni Ghoasbari area suddenly a big tree fell on them that left infant Afsana dead on the spot and Halima severely injured.
Locals rushed her to adjacent Boalmari Upazila Health Complex, where the doctors declared her dead.