4 dead in Barguna, Bhola and Patuakhali

At least four people were killed after being crushed under uprooted trees in Barguna, Bhola and Patuakhali as wind-speed rose with cyclone Mahasen.

Barguna’s Betagi Police Station Officer-in-Charge Babul Akhter identified one of the deceased as Syed Ali Khan, 75, of East Ranipur area under the Upazila.

Another child also died from panic of thunder bolts in the district, his family and police said.

He was 6-year older Abir Hossain who hailed from Bakultali area under Kajirabad Union.

Meanwhile, cyclone Mahasen has weakened on impacting the Bangladesh coast, as it is breezing past the Chittagong Hill Tracts after causing heavy downpour in Sitakunda, Feni, Noakhali and Khagracharhi.

Low lying regions of the district town were struck by six to seven foot high tidal waves submerging many areas. Several trees have been broken and uprooted.

Bhola correspondent said, Abul Kashem (65) was killed after being crushed under a fallen tree in Lalmohon Upazila and Parvez (6) died in Chorfashion when a house collapsed on him.

The districts relief and rehabilitation official Mohammad Wahed said, Mohammad Abul Kashem died in Lalmohan’s Dholigouronagar area at around 8 am on Thursday.

Mohammad Shahabuddin deputy director for Red Crescents Cyclone Preparedness Programme confirmed the death of child Parvez in Chorfashion’s Chor Madras area. He is the son of local Mohammad Alamgir.

Medium rainfall has been continuing in Bhola along with gusty winds since Thursday morning.

The water level at Tetulia River adjacent to Bhola has risen above normal. The area beyond the districts dam was under three to four feet of water.

Deputy Commissioner Khandaker Mostafizur Rahman said, 13,000 people who were living in estuaries, islands and vulnerable coastal region were moved to safety on Wednesday.

Those who are at the shelters are being provided food and other necessities from the Deputy Commission.

Patuakhali correspondent informed that Rizia Parvin, 45 was killed after a tree fell on her in Golachipa Municipality area.

Golachipa Upazila Executive Officer Mohammad Liakat Ali said, Golachipa, Rangabali and Dosmina Upazilas were mostly harmed in the cyclone.

More than 200 people were said to be injured.

Doshmina Upazila Executive Officer Tofael Ahmed said, almost 800 huts have been destroyed in his area alone.

Altogether, 2000 houses were destroyed by the cyclone from 6 to 7:30 am in the district on Thursday.

 Source: Bd news24

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