Lightning strikes kill four in Dhaka amid rain

Lightning strikes kill four in Dhaka amid rain

Four people, including three children, were killed by lightning strikes in Malibagh Chowdhurypara and Adabar areas in the capital during rains on Thursday. The victims were identified as Sabina Pakhi, 10, Shoma alias Jhoma, 12, Abdul Hoque, 65, and Alu, 14. Deputy Commissioner (Tejgaon Division) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police¬†Md Shahidullah told UNB that thunderbolts […]

Untimely rain, climate change hit mango growers hard in Lalmonirhat, Kurigram

Most of the mango trees have yielded much less than usual in several northern districts and the fruits have dropped before reaching maturity due to untimely rains this year. Consequently, mangoes have a thin presence in the local markets. Narendra Nath Barman, 55, a farmer of Bhatibari village in Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila, said that he […]

Unpredictable weather the year round

Unpredictable weather the year round

According to Bangladesh Meteorological Department, last year lightning occurred 20 per cent more than normal. Deaths caused by lightening were also 10 per cent more than the previous years, according to the disaster management and relief ministry. Meteorologist Abdul Mannan said temperature will remain higher than normal in the mainland and the Bay of Bengal […]