Two brothers and a sister were killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and an ambulance on Dhaka-Bagura Highway in Raiganj upazila of Sirajganj on Monday evening, said police. Mashiur Rahman, 40, his brother Abdul Baten, 38, and their sister Ranu Akter, 22, were offspring of Manik Uddin of Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh district. Identities of the injured could not be known immediately. SM Badrul Kabir, officer-in-charge of Hatikumrul Highway police station, said the accident occurred around 6pm when the Bagura-bound bus from Dhaka collided with the capital-bound ambulance carrying patients from Panchagarh on the highway in Ghurka area, leaving trio dead on the spot and two others including the ambulance driver injured. Read more: 5 killed in Sirajganj road crash The injured were rushed to the nearby Upazila Health Complex where they are undergoing treatment, he said. The bodies were fetched to the police station and will be handed over to their family after legal procedure, the OC added.
Two siblings were burnt to death and another was injured in sleep on Monday night as a fire broke out in their house at Shakhipur Union in Shariatpur. The deceased were identified as Arafat, 8, and Samia, 13. The injured sibling, Mim, 12, is in critical condition. Police quoting the family said the three siblings went to sleep after Tarawih prayers last night, and a fire broke into their room at around 10 pm. Locals rescued and rushed them to Vedorganj Upazila health complex. They were later transferred to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn & Plastic Surgery. Arafat and Mim died while undergoing treatment there. GM Amir Hossain, in charge of Vedorganj fire service, said they are suspecting an electrical short circuit caused the fire.
Two children were burned to death in a fire that broke out at their house in Bhutmari village under Dhunat upazila of Madaripur district on Saturday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Siyam Hossain, 5, and Mostakim Ali, 3 -- sons of Liton Mia. Hamidul Islam, team leader of Dhunat Fire Service, said that the siblings died before the fire service team reached the spot after being called from 999. According to locals, the fire was caused by an electric short circuit, he added. Robiul Islam, officer-in-charge of Dhunat Police Station, said that a police team visited the spot.
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday directed Viqarunnisa Noon School and College authorities to admit 41 students, siblings of the students who are already studying there, to class 1. The HC bench of Justice KM Kamrul Quader and Justice Mohammad Ali passed the order after hearing the writ petition filed by the parents of the 41 students. Senior lawyer ABM Altaf Hossain and lawyer Shafiqur Rahman appeared for the writ petitioner while Deputy Attorney General ABM Abdullah Al Mahmud Bashar stood for the state. Read more: HC issues rule on formulation of policy over handcuffing, shackling of accused Lawyer Altaf Hossain said if the admission seekers’ siblings are already studying in the institution, then the respective admission committee will verify the application and take necessary measures for their enrollment as per the Private School, School and College (Secondary, Lower Secondary and Attached Primary Level) Students Admission Rules, 2022. As per the provision, siblings of 41 students applied for admission to class 1 of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College. But on January 16, the Ministry of Education issued a circular stating that only an additional 5 percent of the total seats in any institution including the entry class can be filled with the applicants whose siblings are already studying in that institution for the 2023 academic year. Read more: People in prisons have rights to health care: HC observes The writ petition was filed challenging the legality of thes circular. The HC also issued a rule seeking explanation as to why this provision of the Ministry of Education will not be revoked.
Two siblings drowned in a pond in Sarankhola upazila of Bagerhat on Friday, police said. The deceased were identified as Ruby Akhtar,7, and Rafia Akhtar,4, daughters of Abdur Rahim Talukdar of Nalbunia village in the upazila, said M Ekram Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sarankhola police station. The two kids went missing when they were taking bath in the pond, said the OC. Read:Over 14,000 children die in Bangladesh due to drowning every year Later their family members, along with local people, searched for them. Around 2:30 pm, they rescued the girls and took them to Upazila Health Complex where doctors pronounced them dead. “Two cases of unnatural death have been filed in this regard,” said the officer. According to WHO and UNICEF, each year, over 14,000 children in Bangladesh die due to drowning. Although largely unrecognised, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five in the country.
The medical treatment of ailing Pintu and his sister Nasreen, inhabitants of Mirzapur Upazila of Tangail, has started on the order of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The two siblings were admitted to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in the capital on Thursday morning. But their poor parents could not afford their treatment costs. At the premier’s directives, chief coordinator of the institute Dr Samanta Lal Sen and Director General of Directorate General of Health Services Abul Bashar Mohammed Khurshid Alam took measures for the treatment of the two children, said PM’s assistant press secretary MM Emrul Kayas told UNB. They are now undergoing treatment under the supervision of Prof Dr Tanveer Ahmed, the head of the Plastic Surgery Department at the institute. Read: PM mourns novelist Rabeya Khatun’s death The prime minister’s good gesture came after a national daily published a report about the helpless siblings. Pintu is receiving treatment at the Male Ward (No-801), while Nasreen at Female Ward (No-901). After their admission, they went through several diagnosis tests. After receiving the test reports, a medical board will be formed in the next few days for their final treatment. The Prime Minister is constantly enquiring about their treatments and wellbeing.
Two minor siblings died after being electrocuted on the rooftop of their house in Bagherpara upazila of Jashore district on Friday. The ill-fated deceased identified as 14-year-old Abu Hossain Akash and his five-year-old sister Nusrat, were children of Kabir Hossain of Bhaddradanga village in the upazila. Kabir said that although he and family members came home on Thursday from his resindence in Jashore city. Also read: Sailor dies of electrocution in Natore “They (children) came in contact with a live electric wire connected to a mortgage signboard of a bank from which I took loan for constructing the house,” he said, adding that the accident happened around 11.30am when they were playing on the rooftop. The impact of the electrocution left them critically injured and they were rushed to Upazila Health Complex where physicians pronounced them dead on arrival, said Makbul Hossain, Officer-in-charge of Bagherpara Police Station. Also read: Teenager dies of electrocution in Kishoreganj
Two siblings have drowned in a pond in Tetulia upazila of Panchagarh, police said on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Mojibor Rahman, 8, and Habiba, 6, children of Abdul Hannan of Shalbahan union in the upazila, said Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Tetulia model police station. The tragedy occurred on Monday evening when their father left them near the pond in the Khalpara area so as to ferry bricks to the family house in the Nalagach area in an auto-rickshaw. Also read: Over 14,000 children die in Bangladesh due to drowning every year As they were missing when he returned, along with locals, he started searching for them and recovered their bodies from the pond later, the OC said. “A case of unnatural death has been filed in this regard,” said the officer. Also read: Young tourist drowns in Nikli haor According to WHO and UNICEF, each year, over 14,000 children in Bangladesh die due to drowning. Although largely unrecognised, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five in the country.
Two siblings spent 17 days on the branches of a tree as flood water washed away their house at Dhalagaon village in Sunamganj. The ill-fated siblings are Julekha, 22 and Rakib, 13. The orphans used to live in their ancestral home in Shimulbak union under Shantiganj upazila of the district. Locals said the siblings' parents passed away many years ago. On June 17, their only small house made from bamboo, and all their belongings were washed away by the flood water. Seeing no means, the orphans took shelter in the branches of a tree and spent 17 days there. "Those days were horrific. We spent 17 days on a tree at a stretch which was a nightmare for us. Sometimes we had no food. We have spent the days without enough food and pure drinking water with fear," Julekha said, describing their ordeal. Read: 2,000km of roads damaged in Sunamganj, with losses over Tk 1500-cr
Two siblings died reportedly after inhaling toxic gas accumulated inside a septic tank of an under-construction building at Hajiganj Bazar in Haziganj upazila of Chandpur district on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Rabbani, 38 and Mohon, 22- two sons of Sajeman Ali of Nachole upazila in Chapainawabganj district. Also read: Madrasa girl ‘kills self’ in Chandpur Zobair Syed, officer-in-charge of Hajiganj Police Station, said the two brothers went to clean a septic tank in an under-construction building in the area around 9:30 am. Mohon first climbed down the septic tank. When no response came from Mohon after a long time, Rabbani then got into the septic tank. As he didn’t come out, local people informed the matter to local Fire Service men who rescued them. Also read: Seeing elder brother’s body, man dies in Chandpur Later, they were taken to Hajiganj Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared them dead.