Storm kills 2, damage houses
Nor'wester swept through Sylhet and Sunamganj on Thursday night, killing two people and damaging houses.
In Goainghat upazila of Sylhet, a boat carrying seven passengers sank in Darikandi Bhugdar canal during the storm. Five of them managed to swim ashore, but the other two went missing.
A team of Fire Service and Civil Defence in the district launched a rescue drive yesterday. They recovered the body of Gopen Lohar, 28, of Lakkatura Tea Estate in Sylhet Sadar upazila. However, the other person was still missing.
A woman was killed and 10 others were injured in Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj.
Anwara Begum, 55, of Marfir Char village, died when a tin-shed house collapsed on her during the storm, said Arifuzzaman, upazila nirbahi officer of Chhatak.
He said around 100 houses were also damaged. People in Charmahalla and Dakshin Khurma unions in the upazila were badly affected.