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Mild heat wave sweeping Kurigram

A mild heatwave is sweeping through the district of Kurigram.

The heatwave spell may continue for two or three days, said Sabur Hossain, in-charge of Kurigram Razarhat Weather Observatory Office.

The mercury reached 35.7 degrees Celsius in the district, he said.

Besides, the normal life of the people has been disrupted due to the frequent power cuts amid the scorching heat.

Nurul Mia, a resident of Pachgachi union in Sadar upazila, said “We are suffering a lot as I could not recharge my auto-rickshaw. How would I run the vehicle without charging and what will I get?”

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Nur Nabi, a cybercafé owner, said he is facing problems operating his business due to load shedding. Power supply was disrupted for two hours a day due to load shedding.

The daily wage earners, children and old persons are the worst sufferers of heat waves.

Abu Mia, a fruit trader in Kurigram municipality area, said the scorching heat has been paralysing the life of people and the load shedding added more suffering for people.

Maidul Islam, a handcraft trader, said “My 100 pieces of hand fan were sold today which is highest selling in this year.”

He also hopes that we will be able to sell more than 50 hand fans.

Source: United News of Bangladesh