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Nor’wester kills 9, injures 6

31At least nine people were killed and six injured in Dhaka, Bogra and Rajshahi as many areas of the country witnessed nor’wester Saturday evening.
The dead are Akhiron, 32, of Boubazar in Bogra district town, Fanna Mia, 30, of Radhanagar under Shahjahanpur in Bogra, Firoza Begum, 56, of Lohagara under Sonatala in Bogra, Asma Begum, 45, of Telihata under Gabtali in Bogra, Payel Buda, 16 of Shahjahanpur in Bogra, Hanif Sheikh, 45, of Hoglabunia under Nazirpur in Pirojpur, Abdus Sobhan, 50, of Poba upazila in Rajshahi, an unidentified elderly woman, aged around 60, in Rajshahi university campus in Rajshahi city and Shahnaj Begum, 35, of village Mahanagar under Manda.
Reports received from districts said hundreds of mud houses were damaged and power supply snapped for hours together due to the nor’wester in Bogra, Rajshahi, Manikganj, Jamalpur and Sunamganj.
Due to the stormy weather, ferry movement remained suspended on Daulatdia-Paturia route of Padma from 6:45pm to 8:30pm, Paturia jetty assistant manager (business) Mohiuddin Rasel said.
In Dhaka city, two rickshaw peddlers were injured as a billboard collapsed and fell on them near Shahbagh during the storm in the evening. They were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital