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Storm causes huge loss in Sylhet region region:2 dead

31Two persons were killed during the Storm causes at different areas of the Sylhet region region yesterday afternoon.
The storm also disrupted power distribution in Sylhet city areas.
Local met office sources said the velocity of the wind was 65 to 70 kilometre per hour that disrupted power supply for around 10 hours.
The gusty wind along with rainfall started at around 5.50 pm and continued for over 30 minutes.
Two persons died during the Storm causes in different areas of the Sylhet region.
A storm coupled with hailstones hit Jamalganj, Derail, 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.
A number of thatched houses and small shops were affected, standing crops were damaged and many seasonal fruit trees like mango, litchi and jackfruit were uprooted in different areas in the Sylhet .However, the extent of damage couldn’t be known immediately.
Sylhet met office source said they recorded 14 millimeters of rainfall till 7.45pm.
Power supply in the city was restored at around 3.30 am after massive struggle by all the PDB units.

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