An elderly man has died after a tree fell on him amid the stormy weather caused by the cyclonic storm Amphan in Bhola.
The victim, Siddique Fakir, 70, was injured in the tree-fall on Wednesday morning in Kachchapia area of Char Fashion and succumbed to his injury this afternoon while undergoing treatment in a local hospital.
Meanwhile, the water level of Meghna and Tetulia Rivers has risen six to seven foot than usual and Meghna has remained turmoil amid gusty wind sweeping over the district due to the cyclonic storm.
Hasan Mahmud, executive engineer at Water Development Board said the tidal water of Meghna has risen around five foot, also assuring that all embankment has remained risk-free and the authority has remained prepared to face any emergency situation.
District Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Masud said around three lakh residents of various remote and Char areas have been taken to 1,104 shelter centres in the district. The CPP volunteers alongside the Coast Guard and police have been working to rescue the remaining who failed to move in shelter centres.
The district and upazila administrations have provided them with food in the shelter centres.