50 injured, 5,000 houses damaged in storm

At least 50 people were injured and over 5,000 thatched houses damaged as a nor’wester swept through seven upazilas here on Thursday night.

The upazilas are Sadar, Ullapara, Tarash, Royganj, Belkuchi, Chouhali and Kazipur.

Local Relief and Rehabilitation office sources said the storm hit different villages of the seven upazilas at about 9:30pm.

The storm also uprooted a large number of trees and caused extensive damages to standing IRRI and Boro crops.

Of the injured, 19 were admitted to different hospitals and clinics.

Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mohammad Hossain, district relief and rehabilitation officer Amjad Hossain and upazila project implementation officer Dilip Saha visited some of the affected areas this (Friday) morning.

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