A total of 267 arson attacks have been recorded till 6 am on Friday during the blockades and hartals called by BNP, Jamaat, and like-minded opposition parties since the end of October.
An arson attack was reported between 6 am on Thursday till 6 am on Friday during the second day of the latest road, rail, and waterways blockade called by the opposition parties.
The arson attack was carried out in Dhaka’s Shahbagh area at 1:35 pm on Monday, said Wearhouse Inspector Anwarul Islam of the Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters (media cell).
A total of 10 members of two firefighting units worked to douse the fire, added the fire official.
In the last one and a half months, 263 vehicles and 15 structures were damaged in arson attacks.
Among the vehicles, 162 were buses, 44 trucks, 23 covered vans, eight motorcycles, and 26 other vehicles.