DHAKA: Four persons have been killed as nor’wester knocked down a wall in Madhya Badda and a makeshift camp in Baitul Mukarram Mosque with 93 km/h wind speed in Dhaka city on Friday (May 17).
The incidents happened when the wind started to blow after Iftar.
Three persons died after a wall, located at Pran Center in Madhya Badda, fell over them during squally wind, Rafiqul Islam, Officer-in-charge of Badda Police Station, told Banglanews.
A Muslim devotee, named as Safiqul Islam, 35, was killed after a makeshift camp’s roof collapsed. At least 13 devotees were injured in the same incident.
Meteorologist Hafijur Rahman told Banglanews that nor’wester of a large scale of this season has blown over Dhaka on Friday evening.
The squally wind downed trees, blew roofs of tin-shed houses away, making people disperse as it blew.
BDST: 2152 HRS, MAY 17, 2019