Chattogram, Aug 31 (UNB) – A salt factory at Majhirghat Narikeltala under Sadarghat Police Station in the city caught fire on Friday afternoon.
Sarwar Jahan, duty officer of Chattogram Fire Service control room, said the fire broke at ‘Sumon Salt’ factory around 5:20pm which also engulfed several other adjoining establishments.
On information, 13 vehicles of four fire-fighting units rushed in and brought the fire under control around 6:30pm, he said.
However, the reason behind the fire could not be known immediately.
Faridpur, Aug 29 (UNB) - A father died after tragically being hit with a bamboo stick by his teenage son at Arpara village in Alfadanga upazila on Tuesday evening.
The deceased was identified as Dablu Mia, 46, son of late Hiru Mia of the village.
Quoting locals, Najmul Karim, officer-in-charge of Alfadanga Police Station, said fathm nDablu Mia was returning from the jute field after work and found his son was playing football instead of going to school or helping him in field work.
An angry Dablu started to beat his son with a small stick. Eventually the agitated fought back taking a bamboo stick from a nearby shop. The very first blow hit Dablu on the temple, leaving him critically injured.
Locals took him to Alfadanga Upazila Health Complex where the duty doctor declared him dead.
On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Faridpur Medical College Hospital for autopsy, the OC added. The son has gone into hiding.
Nilphamari, Aug 29 (UNB) – A minor boy was killed as a wall of an abandoned house collapsed on him at Sadagorpara area in Sadar upazila on Wednesday evening.
The deceased was identified as Arafat, 12, son of Sirajul Islam of the area.
Locals said a portion of a wall of the abandoned house fell on Arafat while some children were playing near the wall around 6:30pm, leaving him dead on the spot.
Magura, Aug 30 (UNB) – At least ten people were injured in a clash over establishing supremacy at Jashpur village in Mohammadpur upazila on Thursday morning.
Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station, said Azam Sardar and Bacchu Sardar, two activists of Awami League, had been at loggerheads over establishing supremacy in the area.
As a sequel to the enmity, the supporters of both groups locked into an altercation over the issue in the morning, triggering a clash that left ten people injured.
Four houses were vandalised during the clash.
Of the injured, four people were taken to Mohammadpur upazila health complex.
On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control.
Jashore, Aug 30 (UNB) – An unidentified young man was found dead in a waterbody near a local mosque in City College area of the district town early Thursday.
NaimurRahman, additional superintendent of Jashore Police, said getting bad odour from a water body adjacent to the mosque, local people informed police.
Later, police recovered the body wrapped in a polythene bag around 12:30 am and sent it to Jashore General Hospital.
Police said miscreants might have killed the young man in another place and dumped the body here, said Naimur Rahman.
The hands and legs of the man were broken, said police.