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Bangladesh - April 21, 2024

Heatwave disrupts normalcy of life

-3 died of heat stroke

-Edu institutions closed
-Mercury shoot upto 43 degree

Mahfuz Emran: Three people died due to heat stroke in Pabna and Chuadanga districts due to intense fire. They died on Saturday (April 20).
The three deceased are – Sukumar Das (70), a resident of Shalgaria Zakir Mor, Pabna city, Zakir Hossain of Thakurpur village near the border of Darshana police station and a woman named Morjina Khatun (60) of Damurhuda, Chuadanga.
According to the information sent by the representatives, one person died of heat stroke due to intense heat in Pabna. Deceased Sukumar Das (60) was a resident of Shalgaria Zakir Mor, Pabna.
Deceased Sukumar Chandra Das (70) was involved in lotus drink business. He is the son of Swargiya Poorna Chandra Das of Shalgaria Mohalla, Pabna Sadar Town area. Nephew Tapas Chandra Das confirmed this information from family sources.
Meanwhile, a man named Zakir Hossain died of heatstroke while working in the field at Damurhuda in Chuadanga. He is the son of Amir Hossain of Thakurpur village adjacent to the border of Darshana police station and the head of Thakurpur Secondary School.
Besides, a woman named Morjina Khatun (60) died of heat stroke in Damurhuda, Chuadanga.
Meanwhile, entire Pabna district is burning due to intense heat wave. The public life of the district is suffering from unbearable heat. On the one hand intense fire and on the other hand the highest temperature of this season has been recorded in Pabna Ishwardi. According to the information provided by the Ishwardi Meteorological Office, the temperature today was recorded at 41.6 degrees Celsius.
On the other hand, Jaminur Rahman, senior observer of Chuadanga First Class Meteorological Observatory, said that the temperature of Chuadanga was 33.2 degrees Celsius at 9 am on Saturday. At that time the air humidity was 58 percent and the temperature of Chuadanga at 12 noon was 40.4 degrees Celsius. At that time the air humidity was 18 percent. At 3 pm, the maximum temperature in the room stood at 42.3 degrees.
In the heatwave, people’s lives are gasping, there is a glimpse of rain in some places
The sun has been shining for days. People living in unbearable heat. In such a situation, the Meteorological Office has predicted rain in some parts of the country.
Such information has been given in the weather forecast for the country’s river ports from 3 pm to 1 pm on Saturday (April 20).
According to the notification signed by Meteorologist Dr. Muhammad Abul Kalam Mallick, stormy winds with a speed of 60 to 80 km per hour may blow temporarily over Sylhet areas from west or north-west direction. Therefore, the river ports in these areas have been asked to display warning signal number 2.
Meanwhile, public life has been suffering in the scorching heat for several days. Jessore recorded the highest temperature in the country at 42.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday. Chuadanga is also experiencing intense heatwave, with the district recording a temperature of 42.3 degrees Celsius. A temperature of 41.6 degrees Celsius was recorded at Ishwardi in Pabna. Three people have died in the country due to heatstroke due to unbearable heat. In this situation, a seven-day holiday in educational institutions from primary to college and closure of classes in colleges affiliated to the National University for an indefinite period has been announced.
In such a situation, the weather forecast for the next 24 hours from 9 am on Saturday has said that there may be temporary gusts of wind or rain with thunder in one or two places of Mymensingh, Sylhet and Chittagong divisions. Along with that there may be scattered hail at some places. Elsewhere in the country, the weather will remain mainly dry with partly cloudy sky. Besides, severe heat flow over Khulna division including Rajshahi, Pabna and Tangail districts and mild to moderate heat flow over rest of Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions including Chandpur and Moulvibazar districts and Barisal division and may continue. Day and night temperatures may rise slightly across the country.
According to the forecast for the next 24 hours from 9 am on Sunday, two places in Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions may experience rain with gusty winds or rain with thunder. Along with that there may be scattered hail at some places. Elsewhere in the country, the weather will remain mainly dry with partly cloudy sky. Day and night temperatures may remain almost unchanged across the country.
The forecast for the next 24 hours from 9 am on Monday has said that there may be temporary rain or thundershowers at two places in Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions. Along with that there may be scattered hail at some places. Elsewhere in the country, the weather will remain mainly dry with partly cloudy sky. Day and night temperatures may remain almost unchanged across the country.
Schools and colleges are closed for seven days
Due to the ongoing heatwave, the government has decided to close all schools and colleges in the country till April 27. Education Minister Muhibul Hasan Chowdhury Naufel announced this decision on Saturday (April 20).
He said, according to the new decision, schools and colleges will open on April 28.
Educational institutions were closed for 26 consecutive days including several holidays including Holy Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr. Tomorrow Sunday was the opening date of the educational institution. But intense heat wave is flowing over the country. Yesterday, the Meteorological Department also issued a warning or heat alert for heat waves across the country for three days. In this situation, various institutions demanded to extend the holiday of educational institutions.
Excruciating public life in extreme heat. This heat will last few more days. The Meteorological Department has issued a heat alert for three days due to the fear of further increase in the intensity of the heat wave sweeping over the country. A decision has been taken to close educational institutions in many areas of neighboring India. Many parents took to Facebook to express their worries and concerns about their child’s health.
April and May are usually the hottest months in the country. According to the Meteorological Department, severe and moderate and mild heat waves are blowing over some districts of the country. The scorching heat may continue for another five to six days.
The data of Bangladesh Bureau of Education Information and Statistics (BANBAIS) says that there are 1 lakh 18 thousand 891 primary level educational institutions in the country, both public and private. The total number of students in these is more than 2 crore 1 lakh. Of these, there are 65,566 government primary schools across the country. About 1 crore 34 lakh students study in these government schools. There are primary levels with some secondary schools. They are controlled by the Department of Secondary and Higher Education. There are other institutions, including kindergartens, which are not controlled by the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.
Secondary level is taught in 20,960 schools in the country. The total number of students in these is more than 1 crore 1 lakh.

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