Storm: Woman killed, 5 injured | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 28, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:46 AM, February 28, 2019

Storm: Woman killed, 5 injured

A woman was killed and five others were injured as a storm lashed the Bangabandhu bridge area of Sirajganj yesterday.

Many regions of the country, including Dhaka, experienced hours of rain in the last two days.

The rain is likely to continue in Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh, Khulna and Sylhet divisions and at a few places in Barishal and Chattogram divisions today, the met office forecasts.

Sufia Khatun, 52, was collecting fallen leaves at an eco-park near the Bangabandhu bridge around 3:00pm when a tree fell on her due to sudden strong wind, said Sayed Shahid Alam, officer-in-charge of Bangabandhu Bridge West Police Station.

The woman of Sarotia village in Sirajganj Sadar upazila died at the scene. Three other women who were with her were hurt.

Around the same time, two motorcyclists were injured after they lost balance and fell on the Bangabandhu bridge.

The injured were admitted to different hospitals, the OC said.

Trees also fell on highways and were cleared by firefighters, he said.

In Narail's Kalia upazila, several thousand birds, including egret and other water birds, were killed at “Anurima Eco Park” as the hailstorm coupled with rain ripped through the country, reports UNB.

Erfan Ahmed, managing director of the eco-park, said several thousand birds were lying dead in the park after the storm.

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