Dhaka, Jun 2 (UNB) – At least 15 people were killed and 23 others were injured in separate road accidents in Sirajganj and Sunamganj on Sunday.
In Sirajganj, the accident took place on Dhaka-Pabna Highway when a passenger bus collided with a human hauler around 12:45pm.
“Eight people were killed on the spot,” said Dewan Koishik Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Ullapara Model Police Station.
The injured were taken to Sirajganj Sadar Hospital.
In Sunamganj, at least seven people were killed and eight others were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a human hauler in Dakshin Sunamganj upazila.
The accident took place in patharia around 8am. All seven victims were killed on the spot, police said.
Both vehicles fell into a roadside ditch after the accident, said Md Harun-or-Rashid, officer-in-charge of Dakshin Sunamganj Police Station.
Police rescued the injured and sent them to Sunamganj Sadar Hospital. Two of the injured were shifted to Osmani Medical College Hospital in critical condition, the OC added.
Barishal, Jun 2 (UNB) – Turbulent weather forced all types of water vessels at Barishal River Port to suspend operation on Sunday noon.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation authorities suspended the services around 12pm to prevent untoward incidents, said Barishal Port Officer Ajmal Huda Mithu Sarkar.
The suspension will be effective until further notice, he said.
Makkah (Saudi Arabia), Jun 2 (UNB)— Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Makkah for Madina to offer Ziarat at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) on Sunday.
A special flight carrying the Prime Minister flew from King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah at 10:05am.
It is scheduled to land at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport at 11am.
The Prime Minister will offer ziarat and perform Zoh’r prayer at the Rawza Mubarak of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
After Iftar, she will leave Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport at 9:30pm and is scheduled to arrive at King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah at 10:30pm.
Sheikh Hasina is now on a three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to attend the 14th OIC Summit.
She performed ‘Umrah’ in the early hours of Sunday and offered prayers seeking divine blessings for the people of Bangladesh as well as continued peace, progress and prosperity of the Muslim Ummah.
Her younger sister Sheikh Rehana was also with her when she performed Umrah.
Sirajganj, Jun 2 (UNB) – At least eight people were killed and 15 others injured in a head-on collision between a human hauler and a bus at Boalia in Ullapara upazila on Sunday noon.
The deceased could not be identified immediately.
The accident took place on Dhaka-Pabna Highway when the passenger bus collided with the human hauler around 12:45pm, killing eight of people on the spot, said Dewan Koishik Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Ullapara Model Police Station.
Police took the injured to Sirajganj Sadar Hospital, the OC added.
Dhaka, Jun 2 (UNB)— British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Dickson met Jatiya Party’s acting Chairman GM Quader on Sunday.
They discussed various issues of mutual interest, the party said in a statement.
High Commissioner Dickson went to Jatiya Party Chairman’s Banani office at 10:40am and had an hour-long meeting there.
He was briefed about the party’s activities apart from touching upon the friendly bilateral relations between Bangladesh and England.
Jatiya Party presidium members Syed Abu Hossain Babla, MP, Habibur Rahman, Rezaul Islam Bhuiyan, party chairman’s international affairs adviser Maj (Retd) Ashraf ud Doula and British High Commission’s political analyst Ejaz Rahman were also present during the meeting.
The British High Commissioner signed the visitors’ book there after visiting the Jatiya Party office.