Awami League-backed teachers 'Blue Panel' won the Comilla University Teachers Association (CoUTA) election, bagging all the executive committee positions on Wednesday.
CoUTA chief election commissioner Professor M Aminul Islam Akanda announced the result around 4pm.
Associate Professor Md Rashidul Islam Sheikh of Public Administration department and Associate Professor Dr Shapan Chandra Majumder of Economics department were elected as president and general secretary respectively from the pro-AL teachers’ panel.
Meanwhile, Associate Professor Dr Mohammad Julhash Miah and Assistant Professor Md Amdadul Hoque were elected as vice-presidents while Assistant Professor Mohammad Nasir Hossain as Joint Secretary and Assistant Professor Md Mahbubul Hoque Bhuiyan as Treasurer.
While announcing the result Professor M Aminul Islam Akanda, said out of 252 voters some 190 casted their votes.
The final result will be published on 15 December, he added.
A worker was killed and at least 32 others suffered burn injuries as a fire broke out at a plastic factory at Hijaltola in Dakkhin Keraniganj on Wednesday.
Victims said the fire broke out at the factory, which produces onetime plastic glasses and cups, around 4:30pm after a gas cylinder went off with a big bang.
On information, 12 firefighting units rushed in and doused the fire around 5:45pm, said Ershad Hossain, duty officer at the Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters.
Firefighters recovered the charred body of the dead worker from the factory, said Saiful Islam of Keraniganj Fire Service Station.
He also said two workers remained missing in the incident.
The injured were taken to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Visiting the burn unit, Health Services Division Secretary Md Asadul Islam said most of the victims sustained more than 50 percent burns. “They were provided with first aid here instantly. A board will be formed tomorrow (Thursday) to ensure their proper treatment,” he said.
Babul, a worker of the factory, claimed that at least four workers got trapped inside the factory.
There was another fire incident at the factory in February last.