Dhaka, July 26 (UNB) – Missing Rezwanul, a member of Bangladesh Special Olympics team, was found safe with his relatives in Akron on Tuesday, reports Chicago Tribune citing police.
Rezwanul Haque, 22, went missing on July 19 after leaving the Gold Coast hotel where he was staying, prompting a search that lasted until early Tuesday evening when Akron police located him at the home of some family members.
“It looks like he just came here and hooked up with family members,” Lt. Rick Edwards, spokesman for the Akron Police Department, said Wednesday.
Edwards said that Chicago police investigators contacted the department about 3 pm Tuesday and asked them to go to an address to see whether Rezwanul was there. When they arrived, officers were told by the family that he was not there.
About 6:30 pm, they returned for another check at the request of Chicago police investigators.
“He was located, and we notified the Chicago Police Department as to what they needed done with him,” Edwards said. “They said as long as he’s OK, we’re done with him.”
Edwards said that he did not know whether Rezwanul had made plans to visit his relatives or whether it was a spur-of-the-moment decision. He also did not know how he arranged travel to Akron, which is approximately 360 miles east of Chicago.
Meanwhile, Monir Choudhury, the honorary consulate general for Bangladesh in Chicago, on Tuesday said he had spoken with Akron police officials and was glad to hear that Rezwanul was found safe and sound.
Monir Choudhury said he was still trying to speak with the athlete to learn more about the reason he left Chicago, reports the newspaper.
“Until I speak with someone, I cannot give any information because I just don’t know,” he said.
In the 2015 Special Olympics, Rezwanul won a gold medal in men’s singles badminton, according to a statement from Special Olympics International.
Barguna, July 26 (UNB) – At least seven people were killed and three others injured when a bus rammed a human hauler at Manikjhuri in Amtoli upazila on Thursday.
Three of the deceased were identified as Salma Akhter, 35, an assistant teacher of Tarikata Government Primary School, Shanu Hawladar, 40, and Chan Mia, 55, of the upazila.
Nurul Islam Badal, officer-in-charge of Amtoli Police Station, said the accident took place around 11 am when a Barguna-bound bus of ‘Allalh Bharasha Paribahan’ from Kuakata hit a human hauler coming from opposite direction, leaving six passengers of the human hauler dead on the spot and four others injured.
Later, the injured were taken to a local hospital where another victim succumbed to his injuries, said the OC.
Sylhet, Jul 26 (UNB) –Four people were killed and seven others injured as a truck collided head-on with a microbus at Ilashpur in Osmaninagar upazila in the district.
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
Officer-in-charge of Osmaninagar Police Station Ali Mahmud said the Sylhet-bound truck collided with Dhaka-bound microbus, leaving four people dead on the spot and injuring seven others around 4 pm.
Local Fire Service and Civil Defence men were conducting the rescue operation, he said.
The injured were taken to a local hospital, said the OC.
Sylhet, Jul 26 (UNB) – Six people were killed and three others injured as a truck collided head-on with a microbus at Ilashpur in Osmaninagar upazila on Thursday afternoon.
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. The deceased were learnt to be members of a family.
Officer-in-charge of Osmaninagar Police Station Ali Mahmud said the Sylhet-bound truck collided with the Dhaka-bound microbus around 3:30pm, leaving four people dead on the spot and five others injured.
All the victims were passengers of the microbus which got twisted after the collision.
Local Fire Service and Civil Defence men rescued the injured and took them to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital where two of them succumbed to their injuries, said OC of Sherpur Highway Police Station Inspector Bimal.
He said the truck overturned on the road after the accident, halting traffic for some time.
Rangamati, Jul 26 (UNB) - At least two people were killed in a gunfight between the activists of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) and Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS, MN Larma) at Betagichhara in Bagaichhari upazila on Thursday.
The deceased were identified as David Chakma, a JSS activist, and Bon Kusum Chakma, 40, a local.
Witnesses said the two groups of UPDF and PCJSS came face to face in the afternoon.
They opened fire on each other, leaving the duo dead on the spot.
However, officer-in-charge of Bagaichhari Police Station Md Amir Hossain said they heard about the death of a person in the gunfight.
He also said a police team started for the spot.