Three killed as nor’wester lashes Sylhet


 SYLHET, March 31, 2018 (BSS)- At least three people, including a child, were killed as nor’wester lashed over different parts of the district on Friday afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Sohel Ahmed, resident of Kalaruka area under Sadar upazila, Sabiya Begum, 45, wife of Khalis Mia of Sonapur village in Balajanj upazila and Hasan Ahmad, son of Sumon Ahmad of Sikandarpur Rang Borong village in Umarpur union of Usmaninagar upazila.

Sohel died at his poultry firm in Hatkhola area under Jalalabad union in Sadar upazila when a bamboo hit his head during the storm, said Officer-in- Charge (OC) of Jalalabad Thana Shafiqul Islam.

Osmaninagar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Anisur Rahman said Sabiya died at her relative’s house at Doshal village in Usmaninagar upazila as her throat was slashed by a loose tin from the roof of an under-construction building during the storm.

Sixteen-month-old Hasan Ahmad was drowned during the storm that struck the district last afternoon. Later, police recovered his body from a pond near his house, the sources added.

Besides, four cows of Yusuf Ali of Purbatila village in Burunga union died after being struck by lightning. Around hundreds of tin-shed houses were damaged and a large number of trees uprooted in different areas of the district during the storm.