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Two killed, 35 hurt as storm lashes Sunamganj

62A storm coupled with hailstones hit Jamalganj, Derai, Dharmapasha and Tahirpur upazilas Sunamganj districts on Friday to Sunday evening, leaving two people killed and 15 others injured.
The deceased are Ambar Ali, 55, of Hotamara village in Jamalganj upazila, and Ezazul Haque, 21, son of Jaha Alam of Natun Hati village in Tahirpur.
The seasonal storm damaged crops on around 9,000 acres of land in Derail, Jamalganj, and Dharmapasha upazilas.
Witnesses said Ambar Ali died on the spot as a storm coupled with hails swept through  Bochhai embankment of Pakna haor in Jamalganj upazila when he was returning home from Dirai upazila at around 6:00pm. At least nine people were also injured during the storm.
The injured were admitted to the upazila health complex and different hospitals, said Maksudul Haque, acting agriculture officer of Jamalganj upazila.
The storm also damaged crops on 4,000 acres of land, he said.
On the other hand, a storm lashed areas in Tahirpur upazila, leaving Ezazul dead on the spot and five others injured in a paddy field, said Md Shahid Ullah, officer-in-charge of Tahirpur Police Station.
Standing crops on 5,000 acres of land were damaged by the storm, said Ranadhir Chowdhury, deputy agriculture officer of Dirai upazila.

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