Tin sheds of many houses in the affected areas were carried aloft in the whirlwind, the officials said.

Abdur Rashid, deputy director of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Kurigram, said the farmers of the district feared a major loss.

“Efforts are on to ascertain the extent of the damage,” said Ayub Ali Sarkar, chairman of Jatrapur union in Sadar upazila of the district.

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