Dense fog coupled with cold disrupts daily life in Kurigram

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UNB, Kurigram :

The northern district of Kurigram has been grappling with severe cold and dense fog over the past three days, significantly disrupting daily life and activities.

The extreme weather conditions have particularly affected children, the elderly, day laborers, and those in underprivileged communities.

From evening until the next morning, a dense fog blankets the area and compels residents to remain indoors.

Vehicles on roads are forced to use headlights even during the day due to thick fog and water transport is also facing the same problem.

Kurigram’s Rajarhat Meteorological Office recorded the temperature at 13 degrees Celsius at 6 am today. Though the temperatures will remain stable in the day hours, it will fall at night.

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The impact of the cold has been increasing day by day in around 450 chars of the district where poor and underprivileged people mostly live.

People rushing in search of work in the fog are suffering while their worries about the possibility of vegetable fields and seedbeds being destroyed in severe cold are increasing gradually.

Md Aslam Hossain, a resident of Tapu Bhelakopa village under Kurigram municipality, said that there is no end to the suffering of working people like him. It is impossible to survive if they have to remain indoor.

Narzul Islam of Dharlar Par said they have been experiencing severe cold for two or three days. Hands and feet are getting cold like ice while working in the fields in the morning, he added.

Subal Chandra Sarkar, a weather official in Rajarhat, predicted that a cold wave might sweep the area this month.