Alexa Bone-chilling cold in Kurigram, mercury falls to 7.2°C 

Dhaka, Monday   24 February 2020


Bone-chilling cold in Kurigram, mercury falls to 7.2°C 

 Kurigram Correspondent

 Published: 01:10 PM, 22 January 2020   Updated: 03:44 PM, 22 January 2020

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

A cold wave is sweeping over Bangladesh’s northern district Kurigram on Wednesday, forcing people to stay indoors. Regional Met Office predicted that the cold wave is likely to spread further 

Subal Chandra Sarkar, acting officer of Rajarhat Meteorological Office in Kurigram, said that local weather office recorded a temperature of 7.2 degrees Celsius in the morning.

Kurigram, a district crisscrossed by 16 rivers, has a population of 2.5 million. About half a million people are believed to be living in its 520 river islands. The normal life of the people has been disrupted. People who live from hand to mouth, the destitute, old and young children have been the worst affected. 

The government recorded 2,644 cases of cold-related diseases in the district between November 1 last year and January 21. The diseases have not caused any death in the area during this period.