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Title:First spell of winter hits Gaibandha

First spell of winter hits Gaibandha Gaibandha, Bangladesh. December 11, 2014 [DrikNEWS] – People of Gaibandha have not seen sun since last four days. Winter seemed to hit the village areas of Gaibandha suddenly. The sweeping bone-chilling cold, coupled with wind and fog that began Wednesday, has disrupted normal life in and around Sundarganj, Fulchhari, Shaghata and other char areas of Gaibandha. Hospitals are attending to patients suffering respiratory illness due to the cold, pneumonia and cough. Mostly affected are old men-women and children. The shopkeepers and vendors have been taking advantage of the shivering cold by hiking the prices of warm clothes, people alleged. The cold-stricken poor people of different villages of the districts have been suffering from a lack of warm clothes, including blankets. Photos: Quddus Alam/ DrikNEWS

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