At least four people, including two children, were crushed to death by falling trees and collapsing walls after a nor'wester slammed into Joypurhat shortly after Tuesday midnight.
The incidents were reported in Khalishagari and Harunja villages of the district, said Superintendent of Police Salam Kabir.
The dead were Shilpi Begum, 27, in Khalishagari village and her two sons Newaz Mia, 7, and Niyamul Hossain, 3, and Mariam Begum, 70, in Harunja village, reports bdnews24.com.
A tree fell on the house of Joynal Mia causing the walls to collapse, injuring Joynal’s wife Shilpi and their two sons. They later died at Khetlal Health Complex.
Joynal survived as he was in the other room of the house.
In a similar incident around the same time, a tree uprooted by the storm fell on Mariam’s house. She died after the walls of the house caved in.