At least eight people were killed and many others injured as nor'wester hit different north-western districts in the country today.
In Bogra, three people, including a child, were killed and at least 10 others injured at Nataipara in the town.
The electricity connection to the town was snapped as scores of trees and electric poles fell down in the storm, reports our Bogra correspondent.
In Rajshahi, three people were killed in the storm. Two were killed in Bagha upazila, while the other in Godagari upazila.
The deceased are Emajuddin Majhi, 50, Jahanara Begum, 60, and Monowara Begum, 60.
In Naogaon, one woman was killed in lightning, while a youth died in lightning in Natore, reports our district correspondents.
Meanwhile, two rickshaw pullers were injured as billboards and tree branches fell on them near Shishu Park in the capital’s Shahbagh area around 8:30pm.
They were rushed to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Detail information in this connection could not be known immediately.