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Cold wave hits Kurigram

  • Published at 09:43 pm January 21st, 2020
winter cold wave-mahmud hossain opu/DT
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People are feeling the severity of cold weather in the mornings and at night because of dense fog and heavy winds

Yet another cold wave is sweeping through Kurigram after a brief break.

According to Rajarhat Met Office, the lowest temperature in Kurigram was recorded at 8.5°C on Tuesday.

People are feeling the severity of cold weather in the mornings and at night because of dense fog and heavy winds.

Due to the sudden drop in temperature, labourers as well as school and college going students are having to stay inside.

Although local authorities have distributed government provided warm blankets, poor people are still suffering as they don't have enough warm clothing to wear.

Kurigram Sadar upazila's Jatrapur union Chairman Md Aiyub Ali Sarkar said: "Most of the villages in our union are surrounded by the Brahmaputra River. People desperately need warm clothes like sweaters as well as warm blankets as the severity of cold intensifies."

Ulipur upazila's Begumganj union Chairman Belal Hossain agreed with Chairman Aiyub Ali, saying the warm clothing they have received is very little to meet the actual need.

According to Kurigram District Relief & Rehabilitation Office, as many as 64,000 blankets have already been distributed among the poor, and they are preparing to buy new warm clothing for distribution as well.