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15 injured as Nor’wester lashes Sunamganj, Habiganj

15 injured as Nor'wester lashes Sunamganj, Habiganj

Sylhet Office : At least 15 people were injured and over 150 houses were damaged as nor’wester lashed different areas in Sunamganj and Habiganj districts on Friday morning.

In Sunamganj, nor’wester lashed Ghungiyargaon Areabad, Muktarpur Tajpur, Chabbisa Kandigaon, Sultanpur, Protappur villages at Shalla upazila in the morning and damaged around 100 houses and crops in the haor areas, said Engineer Protibhushan Das of upazila project implementation office.

Several trees and 20 electric poles were also uprooted in the 10-minute storm, he added.

Meanwhile, 15 cattle were also killed during the storm.

In Habiganj, at least 15 people were injured and around 50 houses were damaged as nor’wester lashed several villages including Baghata, Shantipur, Lohajhuri, Dakhshin Lohajhuri, Bogi Dhonpur, Haruni, Makalkandi in Kagapasha union of Baniachong upazila early in the morning, said Kagapasha Union Parishad Chairman Ershad Ali.

Several trees were also uprooted during the storm.