Gazipur, Feb 2 (UNB)- A trader was crushed under the wheels of train while walking on a rail track with his headphone on ears at Joydebpur here on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Shaifullah, a resident of Potan village udner Kaliganj thana in the district.
Joydebpur railway junction police camp in-charge sub-inspector Subrata Das said when Shafiullah was walking on the rail track beside Joydebpur rail station with his headphone plugged in his ears Dhaka-bound ‘Ekata’ Express train from Dinajpur hit him, leaving him dead on the spot.
Shafiullah came to the station for going to Dhaka, he said.
Thakurgaon, Feb 2 (UNB) – Two motorcyclists were killed as a goods-laden truck hit their motorcycle in Untrish Mile area in South Sadar upazila on Saturday morning.
The deceased were identified as Paresh Chandra Roy, 40, son of late Annanda Barman of Tourigao village and Mahfuzur Rahman Jion, 48, son of Jahurul of Islambagh in the district town. Both were NGO employees.
Quoting witnesses, Ashiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said Paresh and Mahfuzur were going to Dinajpur district in the morning.
A truck hit their motorcycle from the behind when two trucks were trying to overtake each other around 9 am, leaving them dead on the spot, said the OC.
Police are trying to arrest the truck drivers, he said.
Narayanganj, Feb 2 (UNB) – The fire that broke out at a lubricant warehouse at Nandalalpur in Fatullah upazila on Saturday has been doused after around five hours of frantic effort.
Nine firefighting units from Dhaka and Narayanganj fire stations brought the flame under control around 5:00pm, said Duty Officer Kamruzzaman of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence station.
The fire broke out at the lubricant warehouse of RM Level around 11:15 am. The warehouse was used to store highly flammable lubricant, that is why the fire spread swiftly, said the fire service official.
At least eight workers who were working inside the warehouse fell sick inhaling smoke and were taken to a local hospital.
The fire might have originated from a spark at the nearby re-rolling mills, said Mamun Mahmud, assistant director of Dhaka Fire Service and Civil Defense.