Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– At least nine were killed on Friday in wall collapses, lightning strike, tidal surges and trawler capsize during downpour in Bangladesh.

During the incessant rainfall, a wall collapsed at Khilkhet in Dhaka, killing two, and another wall collapsed in Barguna, killing two more.

Three were killed in lightning strike in Bagerhat, a boy was washed away by tidal surges in Barguna and a man went missing as a trawler capsized in Cox’s Bazar, the New Age, a local newspaper, reported on Saturday.

Tidal surges whipped up about seven feet high by squally weather influenced by a depression in the Bay of Bengal also inundated many coastal areas and strained normal life.

The downpour began on Thursday and continued till Friday afternoon.

The Bangladesh government on Friday evening cancelled holidays Department of Public Health Engineering employees in offices in coastal districts to ensure relief supplies to the areas that became inundated.

The decision will remain in force until further notice, officials said. The department has also opened a control room in the capital Dhaka to monitor the situation.

BBN/SSR/AD-09Oct10-11:48 am (BST)