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Nor’wester lashes B’baria: 300 houses damaged

At least 300 establishments including houses were damaged as a nor’wester accompanied by hailstorm and gusty winds swept through the three upazilas of Brahmanbaria district Monday.

The storm started around 3:20 am and lasted for ten minutes.

The storm damaged 300 houses, electric poles were damaged while a number of trees were uprooted in Sarail, Nasirnagar and Bijoynagar upazilas of the district.

Besides, 40 people were injured during the storm in Nasirnagar upazila. Of them, one was undergoing treatment at Sadar hospital, said Nasirnagar Upazila officer, Avhijit Roy.

A portion of the East Balikhola Primary School building collapsed during the storm, forcing the authorities concerned to shut down the school for an indefinite period.

In Sarail upazila, the electric pole was uprooted during the storm while the tin-roof of Ranidia Madrasha was blown away.

Power connection in the upazila remained suspended till Monday noon following the incident.

Upazila Agriculture Officer Akram Hossain said a vast tract of standing crops was damaged due to the storm coupled with hailstorm.

Meanwhile, in Bijoynagar upazila, hundreds of houses were damaged while several hundred hectares of boro paddy were damaged, said AH Irfan Uddin Ahmed, Upaizla Nirbahi Officer.

The local administration is inquiring about the affected people and will provide necessary assistance.

Source: United News of Bangladesh