Chattogram, Feb 20 (UNB) – At least 13 people were injured as a Chattogram- bound train hit a picnic bus carrying students and guardians of a madrasha on a level crossing near the Eco -Park in Sitakundu upazila on Wednesday.
Eleven of the injured were identified as Daud, 45, Shirin Aktar Kamal, 45, Masuda Begum, 44, Muzahid, 10, Farzana Aktar Munni, 15, Abul Hashem, 16, Sayed Hasan, 15, Abdul Awal, 14, Faisal Ahmed, 12, Imon, 11, and Moin Uddin, 11.
Deputy Assistant Director Md Jashim Uddin of Fire Service and Civil Defence said the picnic bus carrying students and guardians of Darul Arqam Madrasha got stuck on the rail track as the gatemen lowered the bar around 2pm.
A Chattogram- bound train rammed the bus and damaged a portion of the vehicle, leaving 13 people injured..
Two teams of fire service from Kumira and Sitakundu rushed to the spot and rescued the injured.
The injured were sent to Sitakundu Upazila Health Complex. Among them, three were sent to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital as their condition deteriorated.
Munshiganj, Feb 20 (UNB) - Around 1200 metres of the much-hyped Padma Bridge now is visible following the installation of eight span on the pillars no 35 and 36 on Wednesday.
The 150-metre span, weighing 3,140 tonnees, was installed at the Zanjira point around 12:15 pm.
This is the seventh span of the Padma Bridge at the Zanjira point, and the eighth overall.
Another span is supposed to be installed on 34 and 35 pillars by March 10 at the Zanjira end.
The works of Padma Multipurpose Bridge became visible with the installation of 150-metre first span on the pillars no 37 and 38 on October 30, 2017. Later, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th and 5th spans were installed on the pillars 38-39, 39-40, and 40-41 respectively in 2018.
Besides, the F-1 span (super structure) was kept on the pillar 4 and 5 in Mawa point due to the construction works of pillar 6 and 7.
Earlier, the span was taken to the Zanjira point on Tuesday afternoon by the 3,600 tonne capacity floating crane ‘Tian-E’ from the Mawa Kumarbhog Construction Ward, five kilometres away from the point.
Engineers concerned of the Padma Bridge authority said the span was kept near the jetty for several days as it could not be floated due to poor navigability.
The construction work on the country's largest bridge started in December 2015.
The 6.15-km bridge will have a total of 41 spans, each 150 metres long.
According to the engineers concerned, a total of 41 spans will be installed on 42 concrete pillars.
Besides, 17 spans were ready to fix while the work for constructing 18 more is underway.
Natore, Feb 20 (UNB) – A school teacher was killed and six others including five schoolboys injured in an road crash at Automills area in Baraigram upazila on Wednesday noon.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Bari, a resident of the upazila.
The accident took place when an auto-rickshaw hits a school rickshaw-van collided head on after hitting a motorcycle, leaving the motorcyclist dead on the spot and injuring six others, said Alim Hossain, officer-in-charge of Banpara Highway Police Station.
The injured were taken to a local clinic and Rajshahi Medical College Hospital immediately, the OC added.