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Nor’wester destroys 200 houses in Lalmonirhat

  • Published at 01:56 pm May 25th, 2020
Lalmonirhat
UNB

Only five days ago, cyclone ‘Amphan’ battered the coastal districts of the country with a wind speed of up to 180kph and over 10 feet tidal surges, inflicting heavy damage to lives and livelihoods

The joy of Eid-ul-Fitr faded for around 2,000 families after a nor’wester destroyed over 200 houses at Kaliganj upazila in Lalmonirhat on Monday morning when people were preparing to attend special prayers on the day.

Locals said the nor’wester hit the area at around 7am. In Sonarhat and Shialkhowa areas of Cholbola union, over 200 houses and many trees were damaged, reports UNB.

Cholbola Union Parishad Chairman Mizanur Rahman Mizu visited the affected areas and promised to help the affected families.

Kaliganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Rabiul Hasan said that they made a list of the affected families and will rehabilitate them.

Muslims in Bangladesh are celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr, their biggest religious festival, on Monday.

Only five days ago, cyclone ‘Amphan’ battered the coastal districts of the country with a wind speed of up to 180kph and over 10 feet tidal surges, inflicting heavy damage to lives and livelihoods.

It damaged agriculture, infrastructures, environment, as well as the largest mangrove forest in the world, the Sundarbans, in the southwestern region of the country.

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