Dhaka, Apr 27 (UNB)-Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur at different places across the country during the next 24 hours commencing 9 am on Saturday.
Rain or thundershowers is likely to occur at a few places over Rangpur, Mymensingh & Sylhet divisions, at one or two places over Dhaka, Rajshahi and Khulna divisions and the regions of Cumilla and Noakhali with hails at isolated places, according to a forecast of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.
Weather may remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country.
Besides, mild heat wave is sweeping over Sylhet division and the regions of Dhaka, Madaripur, Rangamati, Noakhali,Feni, Rajshahi, Jashore, Bagerhat and Patuakhali and it may abate in some places.
Day temperature may fall slightly and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country.
Meanwhile, maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant cautionary signal no one as a well-marked low over equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining South Bay intensified into a depression and then a deep depression at 09 am today (27 April, 2019) over the same area.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a northwesterly direction towards Andhra-Tamilnadu coast of India. Trough of westerly low lies over west Bengal & adjoining area, according to Met office.
Sea will remain moderate near the depression centre.
All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay and deep sea have been advised to proceed with caution until further notice.
Netrakona, Apr 26 (UNB)- Three minors drowned in a small pond near their house at Uttar Para village of Kendua upazila here on Friday afternoon.
The deceased were identified as Neon, 4, son of Milon Mia, Halima Akter, 3, daughter of Dulal Mia, and Fahima Akter, 5, daughter of Rustam Ali of the village.
Imarat Hossain Gazi, officer in charge of Kendua police station, said the three drowned in a pond near their homes while they were playing on its bank. The facts indicate it is yet another instance of Bangladesh’s ‘silent killer’ of children, striking to take more young lives.
A 2017 study published in esteemed medical journal The Lancet said drowning accounts for an astonishing 43 percent of all deaths in the 1-4 age group in Bangladesh.
Unicef quotes a survey by the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) that says over 18,000 Bangladeshis aged 1-18 die of drowning each year – more than 50 each day.
Most of the deaths occur among unsupervised children between one and five years old in ponds that are very close to their homes. Seventy-five percent of drownings were found to happen within 65 feet of home. Sixty percent of the victims drown between 9am and 1pm, when older siblings are at school and mothers are preparing food, gathering wood and water, or tending to crops.
Coming to know of the matter, family members of Neon, Halima and Fahima recovered their bodies and rushed to Tarail upazila health complex of Kishoreganj, but the duty doctor declared the trio dead.
Cumilla, Apr 26 (UNB)- A 30-km tailback was created on Dhaka-Chattogram highway here on Friday, causing immense sufferings to road users.
The tailback was seen stretching from newly-built Meghna Bridge area in Munshiganj to Daudkandi upazila of Cumilla following slow movement of vehicles as the construction work of a road connecting the bridge is ongoing.
Abul Kalam Azad, Officer in Charge of Daudkandi highway police station, blamed the construction work for the traffic gridlock. Police are working to ease the vehicle movement by reducing the tailback, he added.
The newly-built Meghna Bridge is about to be inaugurated on May 25.