Brahmanbaria, Jan 19 (UNB) – At least two people were killed and 15 others injured following a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Shoshi area of Bijaynagar upazila early Saturday.
The deceased could not be identified yet.
Hossain Sarker, officer-in-charge of highway police, said the accident took place when a Sylhet-bound bus of ‘London Express’ from Dhaka collided with the truck, leaving the duo dead on the spot and 15 injured.
Khulna, Jan 19 (UNB) – Police recovered the hanging bodies of two people from a house in Sonadanga Bus Terminal area on Friday night.
The deceased were identified as Md Akhter Hossain, 45, son of Shamsuddin, hailing from Kaliganj upazila in Jhenidah district and Mehedi Hasan, 17, son of Humayun Kabir, resident of Hasnabad area of Khulna city.
S M Sakiluzzaman, additional deputy commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan police, said that a mason Akhter and a labour Mehedi of a factory used to live in house on rent.
Locals spotted their bodies inside their room around 10 pm and informed police.
Later, police recovered the bodies around 11 pm and sent those to Khulna Medical College Hospital for autopsy.
Police primarily suspected that miscreants hanged their bodies after killing them.
Munshiganj, Jan 19 (UNB) – A case was filed on Friday accusing three people over the capsizing of a soil-laden trawler in the Meghna River on Tuesday that left 20 people missing.
One of the survivors, Shah Alam, filed the case with Gajaraia Police Station, said Harun-or-Rashid, officer-in-charge of the police station.
The accused are trawler driver Md Habib, 55, son of late Karim Bepari of Haji Shukur Hawladerkandi village in Shibchar of Madaripur, trawler owner Jakir Dewan, 45, son of Monnan Dewan of Akbarnagar village in Fatulla of Narayanganj and another unnamed.
Off them, Habib and Jakir are still absconding.
The trawler, carrying 34 workers from Cumilla, sank in the river at Charjhapta in Sadar upazila around 3 am on Tuesday after it collided with an oil-laden tanker while heading towards Fatulla in Narayanganj.
Although 14 workers managed to swim ashore, the rest went missing. All the workers hail from Pabna and Sirajganj districts.
Meanwhile, the search for the missing workers was being continued for the 3rd day on Saturday till filing of this report around 00:50 am.
Members of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), Fire Service, River Police and Bangladesh Coast Guard were trying to locate the trawler with the help of side-scan sonar system.
Chattogram, Jan 18 (UNB) – The fire which broke out at warehouses in a closed jute mill in the city’s Pahartali area on Friday afternoon was brought under control after around five and half an hours.
Deputy assistant director of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defence M Jasim Uddin said they brought the fire under control around 10:30pm.
He said the fire originated at a warehouse at Victoria Jute Mills, which was earlier shut down, around 5pm and spread to nearby ones.
Sources said eight companies, including RFL, Unilever and Unitex, established warehouses after hiring the vacant spaces of Ispahni Group-owned Victoria Jute Mills.
Quoting witnesses, local councillor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Nesar
Ahmed Manju said the fire originated at the RFL godown and spread to others.
Jasim said they suspected that the fire ensued from an electric short circuit.
Three warehouses were gutted fully while three others partially in the fire, he said, adding that firefighters could save the goods of two other godowns.
On information, 10 firefighting units with 22 vehicles rushed in brought the flame after frantic efforts of five and a half an hours, the Fire Service official said.
Bagura, Jan 13 (UNB) – Two workers died after falling in a crater while extracting sand from Nagor river in South Chatra village of Shibganj Upazila on Friday noon.
The deceased were identified as Khairul Sheikh, 28, son of Amjad Sheikh and Mosharof, 20, son of Mostafa. Both of them hailed form Baniachapor village in Alampur Union under Khetlal Upazila of Joypurhat district.
One of the workers was trapped in the crater when he got down investigating a faulty pipe while extracting sand, said Inspector Mizanur Rahman Khan of Shibganj Police Station.
Later, another worker went down to rescue him, but both of them buried when sand collapsed on them, he said.
Locals immediately took them to the upazila health complex where the doctors declared both of them dead, the inspector added.