Pabna, Sep 20 (UNB)– Three people, including a child, went missing after a small boat capsized in the Padma River in Dighi Gohailbari area of Sadar upazila.
The missing people are Hashem, Bipul and Naim.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Obaidul Haque said a small boat with 11 people on board sank while crossing the Padma River around 2:30 pm .
Eight people managed to swim ashore while three others remained missing.
Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Joynal Abedin said a diver team from Rajshahi started for the accident spot to launch a salvage operation .
Gazipur, Sept 20 (UNB) - Four construction workers sustained burn injuries in an explosion in the compressor room of a spinning and knitting mill in Kaliakoir upazila on Thursday.
The injured were identified as Ripon Hossain, Gulzar Miah, Shahed Miah and Jahirul Islam.
Local Fire Service sources said a group of workers was working by the compressor room of Apex Spinning and Knitting Mills Ltd at Purba Chandara around 10 am when the explosion took place.
The injured were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital.
Chattogram, Sept 20 (UNB) – Customs officials have seized 208 kilograms contraband Ethiopian cannabis, also known as 'Khat' from the port city.
Two consignments of the drug were seized on September 6, Customs Commissioner Dr. A K M Nuruzzaman revealed the information at a press briefing at Chattogram Customs house here on Thursday.
The consignments, labeled as green tea, came to Dhaka Post office from Ethiopian.
From Dhaka post office, a consignment of 13 cartons ‘khat’ weighing 160kg was sent to Chattogram to the address of Md Iftekhar Hossain, house no-23, road-1, lane-4, New A Block Halishahar and another consignment of 10 cartons weighing 48 kg to Arif Enterprise, Shantidhara residential area, Shanti Company, Feni Sadar, Feni, he said.
On secret information, a team of customs officials raided Foreign Exchange Branch of Bangladesh Post office in the port city and seized the contraband drug.
After examination, it was proved that those were not green tea but drugs.
Faridpur, Sept 20 (UNB) – The government has taken necessary steps to protect river erosion in Charbhadrason upazila of the district, said Deputy Commissioner Umme Salma on Thursday.
The Water Development Board will start placing geo-bags to protect the erosion at the banks of the Padma, Madhumati and Arial Khan rivers from Friday, she said.
“The erosion will be protected at any cost,” said the government official while visiting the affected areas including Baliadangi, Fazle Kha Dangi and MP Dangi in the upazila.
River erosion has taken a serious turn in the district due to the rise of river water in the rainy season.
Dhaka, Sept 20 (UNB) – Three people, including a septuagenarian man, were killed in separate road accidents in Cumilla and Khulna districts on Thursday.
In Cumilla, the driver of a Chattogram-bound poultry-laden covered van died on the spot after being hit by a truck from behind at Korpai in Burichang upazila around 7:30 am, said Mahabubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Mainamati Highway Police Station.
The deceased was identified as Abu Selim, son of Ajiuddin of Bharera village in the upazila.
In another incident, an unidentified man was killed in a road accident at Kalakachua in Burichang upazila early Thursday.
In Khulna, a septuagenarian man was killed when a motorcycle hit him in Paikgaccha upazila town on Thursday.
Aminul Islam, officer-in-charge of Paikgaccha Police Station, said Makbul Hossain, 70, sustained injuries when a motorbike hit him while crossing road around 9 pm on Wednesday.
Later, he was taken to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 9:30 am on Thursday.
The body was sent to Khulna Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.