Nor’wester destroys school in Maheshkhali; 3 students hurt

Three school children were injured as a nor'wester, locally called Kalbaisakhi, blew down a school in Cox's Bazar's Moheshkhali Saturday.

The storm destroyed Bangabandhu Private Primary School in Hoanak Purbo Horiar Chara.

The injured are kindergarten students Muntaha Begum, Mobasshera Begum; and first-grader Faria Sultana.

Classes started at Bangabandhu Primary School, as usual, in the morning.

Thirty minutes later, heavy rains, thunderstorms and strong winds pounded the primary school made of wood and corrugated iron sheets, causing widespread damage and leaving three students injured, Rahamat Ullah, headteacher of the school, said.

The critically injured Muntaha was first taken to Maheshkhali Upazila Health Complex and then to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital.

Mobasshera and Faria are now undergoing treatment at Maheshkhali Upazila Health Complex.

The upazila administration will give financial assistance to the school for its reconstruction, Maheshkhali Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mohammad Yaseen said.