Five workers of a re-rolling mill suffered burn injuries in an explosion at Siddhirganj in Narayanganj district on Saturday. The injured were identified as Iqbal, 26, Saiful, 30, Zakaria, 22, Muzammel, 30 and Shariful, 25 of Godnail Syedpara area. Fakhar Uddin, deputy assistant director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence, said an explosion occurred at the Sharmin re-rolling mill early in the morning, leaving workers injured. Couple, their baby burnt in gas explosion in Narayanganj Condition of three out of five workers who suffered burn injuries was stated to be critical and they are undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka. Gas supply to remain off for 12 hours in parts of Narayanganj, Munshiganj Tuesday Of the injured, Muzammel sustained 100 percent burn, Saiful 60 percent, Shariful 57 percent, Jakaria 35 percent and Iqbal 33 percent, said the hospital’s resident medical surgeon Dr Tarikul Islam. Fakhar Uddin, deputy assistant director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence, said overflow of gas might cause the explosion when the workers were asleep. Blast in Narayanganj building: 3 family members among 4 burned On information, two firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the blaze under control within a short time, he said. The reason behind the explosion will be known upon investigation, said Engineer Gias Uddin of Narayaganj Titas Gas.
A college student was stabbed and injured in an attack by miscreants in Khilgaon RailGate area on Tuesday. The victim was identified as Kaisar Ahmed Shourav, 18, a class XII student of Siddheshwari College and resident of Shahjahanpur area. Quoting Abu Hanif, father of Shourav Inspector Bachhu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital said, Shourav picked up a quarrel with some miscreants while he along with his two friends was returning to home in the afternoon. At one stage, he tried to run away but a miscreant stabbed him from behind with a knife, leaving him injured. Later, he was taken to DMCH.
At least 30 people, including activists of Awami League (AL), Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and police personnel, were injured in clash between the two parties over holding rally in Sadar upazila of Patuakhali today. Police used teargas to disperse the fighting groups while an additional number of law enforcers have been deployed in the area to avert any untoward incident. Local BNP leaders said there was a scheduled rally to press home their 10-point demand, including resignation of the incumbent government and holding the next parliamentary election under a neutral government, in front of the party office in Patuakhali's town's Banani intersection area at 10 am. BNP activists and leaders from different parts of the district started gathering with processions since early morning, they said, adding that they were barred by the ruling party activists on their way to the rally venue. A clash broke out between the activists of the parties when an AL procession was passing by, witnesses said. Brickbats were thrown targeting each other, while BNP’s district office was also vandalised. The rival groups chased each other several times in the area, causing panic among the commuters and locals. BNP Central leader ABM Mosharraf Hossain said at least 25 BNP activists were injured in the attack by AL men. Md Saidul Islam, superintendent of police (SP), said, the situation is now under control and an additional number of policemen have been deployed in front of the BNP office in the town. The SP said they used teargas to bring the situation under control but instantly could not inform how many rounds were used. Additional Superintendent of Police Mohammad Mainul Hassan said several policemen were injured in the clash. Sadar Police Station’s Officer-in-Charge, Md Moniruzzaman, said a process was underway to file cases against those who attacked law enforcers and tried to deteriorate the law and order situation. The district unit of BNP held an emergency press conference in favour of their 10-point demand and protested the "attack" on their rally at a hotel this afternoon. At the press conference, BNP Vice Chairman Abdul Awal Mintoo said the next national polls won’t be free and fair without a caretaker government. Meanwhile, local AL leaders and activists held a peace rally in the morning. AL's district unit President and freedom fighter Kazi Alamgir and Vice President Sultan Ahmad Mridha, among others, spoke at the rally. The district AL president said they will file a case against BNP men for "attacking" their rally.
Rescuers early Monday evacuated about 1,000 people trapped by seawater 3.6 meters (12 feet ) deep along western Myanmar's coast after a powerful cyclone injured hundreds and cut off communications. Damage and six deaths have been reported, but the true impact was not yet clear in one of Asia’s least developed countries. Strong winds injured more than 700 of about 20,000 people who were sheltering in sturdier buildings on the highlands of Sittwe township such as monasteries, pagodas and schools, according to a leader of the Rakhine Youths Philanthropic Association in Sittwe. He asked not to be named due to fear of reprisals from the authorities in the military-run country. Also Read: Almost 3000 shanties damaged, but Rohingya camps spared the worst of Mocha Seawater raced into more than 10 low-lying wards near the shore as Cyclone Mocha made landfall in Rakhine state Sunday afternoon, he said. Residents moved to roofs and higher floors, while the wind and storm surge prevented immediate rescue. “After 4 p.m. yesterday, the storm weakened a bit, but the water did not fall back. Most of them sat on the roof and at the high places of their houses the whole night. The wind blew all night,” the rescue group leader said. Water was still about 1.5 meters (5 feet) high in flooded areas later Monday, but rescues were being made as the wind calmed and the sun rose in the sky. He asked civil society organizations and authorities to send aid and help evacuate residents. Also Read: Cyclone Mocha: 10,000 houses damaged in Cox's Bazar, inc 1200 in St Martin Six deaths were reported by Myanmar media and rescue groups. Several injuries were reported in neighboring Bangladesh, which was spared the predicted direct hit. Mocha made landfall near Sittwe township with winds blowing up to 209 kilometers (130 miles) per hour, Myanmar’s Meteorological Department said. By midday Monday, it had weakened to a tropical depression, according to the India Meteorological Department. The State Administration Council issued disaster declarations for 17 townships in Rakhine state. High winds crumpled cell phone towers, but in videos collected by local media before communications were lost, deep water raced through streets and wind blew off roofs. Myanmar’s military information office said the storm had damaged houses and electrical transformers in Sittwe, Kyaukpyu, and Gwa townships. It said roofs were torn off buildings on the Coco Islands, about 425 kilometers (264 miles) southwest of the country’s largest city, Yangon. Volunteers previously said shelters in Sittwe did not have enough food after more people arrived there seeking help. Mocha largely spared the Bangladeshi city of Cox's Bazar, which initially had been in the storm's predicted path. Authorities had evacuated hundreds of thousands of people before the cyclone veered east. About a dozen people were injured on Saint Martin’s Island, while some 300 homes were either destroyed or damaged, leading Bengali-language daily Prothom Alo reported. U.N. agencies and aid workers in Bangladesh had prepositioned tons of dry food and dozens of ambulances in the refugee camps that house more than 1 million Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar. In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar with a storm surge that devastated populated areas around the Irrawaddy River delta. At least 138,000 people died and tens of thousands of homes and other buildings were washed away. Roxy Mathew Koll, a climate scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune city, said cyclones in the Bay of Bengal are becoming more intense more quickly, in part because of climate change. Climate scientists say cyclones can now retain their energy for many days. Cyclone Amphan in eastern India in 2020 continued to travel over land as a strong cyclone and caused extensive devastation. “As long as oceans are warm and winds are favorable, cyclones will retain their intensity for a longer period,” Koll said. Tropical cyclones, which are called hurricanes or typhoons in other regions, are among the world’s most devastating natural disasters when they hit densely populated coastal areas.
A student of Jagannath University, who sustained burn injuries in a gas pipeline explosion at Dhupkhola Bazar in Gandaria area of Dhaka city on Monday, died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Mehedi Hasan Shaon, 22, son of Abdul Latif from Sadar upazila in Natore district. With 30% burn injuries, Shaon was undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, where he succumbed to his injuries around 6:15 am today, said Inspector Bachhu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police camp. Earlier, on Monday, at least nine people sustained burn injuries in a gas pipeline explosion in Dhupkhola Bazar area. Also read: 2 women among 9 burnt in gas line explosion in Dhaka The injured were Md Sohel, 42, Mehedi Hasan Shaon, 22, Ali Hossain, 52, Rashed Miah, 32, Sahara Begum, 65, Abdur Rahim, 50, Mim Akter, 22, Alif, 22, Mizanur Rahman, 32. Of them, Abdur Rahim and Shaon received around 40 and 30 percent burns, respectively. All the injured were admitted to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit. According to a statement of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited, a contractor of WASA was setting up pipes for water supply in the area on Monday morning. The explosion occurred in the morning when the gas pipelines were damaged during digging by the WASA contractor, it said. Responding to the call, an emergency team from Titas Gas rushed to the spot and fixed the issue, it read.
At least 25 people were injured in a clash between two groups of locals from six villages of Faridpur’s Bhanga upazila on Friday. The incident took place reportedly over a trivial matter at Chulna Bazar area around 7 pm. Quoting locals, MM Siddikur Rahman, Chairman of Alog union, said there was an argument between some men of Gulpunodi and Naora villages over taking photographs. Also Read: Man killed in lynch-mob attack in Faridpur At one point, people from six villages split into two groups over the issue, resulting in a clash that lasted nearly an hour and a half. People from Gulpunodi, Naora, Chulna, Shuadi, Chandra, and Oporpurti villages engaged in the clash with locally made arms, he said. Read More: 4 more arrested for viral assault on father, son in Faridpur The groups attacked each other and the injured are currently receiving treatment at different hospitals, he added. Md Ziarul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bhanga police station, said no complaint has been filed yet. “The situation is now under control. Additional police were deployed in the area,” he said.
A youth was dead and two people were injured as their motorbike lost control and fell into a roadside ditch in Srinagar Hashara area on Dhaka-Mawa Highway on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Al-Amin, 25, a resident of Ufulki village of Tangail. The accident occurred around 9:30 pm. Also Read: Man, nephew killed in Dinajpur road crash Locals rushed them to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) where the duty doctor declared Al Amin dead. One of the injured was sent to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Hospital. Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) police outpost, said the body has been kept at the hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Russian long-range strikes killed at least 10 civilians and wounded 20 others in several areas of Ukraine on Friday, Ukraine’s presidential office said, as a senior Moscow official warned that the Kremlin's forces were prepared for an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive in the coming weeks. Five people died in Kostiantynivka, a town in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk province, when a Russian missile hit an aid station. Ukrainian authorities last year established hundreds of so-called “points of invincibility,” where residents hard-pressed by the war could warm up, charge their cellphones and get snacks. Local prosecutors said the Russians attacked Kostyantynivka with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles. The civilians who died were refugees, according to Donetsk Gov. Pavlo Kyrylenko. Also Read: Ukraine using Soviet-era helicopters to pummel Russia from afar As the mostly artillery war of the recent winter months stretched into its second spring, Russian forces also used air-launched missiles, exploding drones and gliding bombs in their attacks on several regions early Friday, Ukrainian air force spokesman Yurii Ihnat said. Two civilians were killed and nine were wounded in the Sumy province town of Bilopillia by a nighttime rocket and artillery barrage and air strikes, the administration of the northeast region said. In the southern Kherson region, which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Thursday, Russian shelling killed one person in the main city, also called Kherson, and killed another person and wounded four others in the town of Bilozerka. On Wednesday, a Russian drone attack struck a high school and dormitories south of Kyiv, killing at least nine people. Kyiv’s forces are poised to use the improved spring weather and the arrival of modern weapons supplied by its Western allies, including tanks, to launch a counteroffensive aimed at dislodging Russian troops from occupied areas of Ukraine. But Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s former president and now the deputy head of Russia’s Security Council chaired by President Vladimir Putin, said the Russian military was ready to repel a counterattack. “Our General Staff is assessing all that,” Medvedev said. He also said that a Ukrainian attempt to seize Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014, could trigger a nuclear response from Moscow. “An attempt to split part of the state away means an encroachment at the very existence of the state,” he said. “Quite obviously, it warrants the use of any weapons. I hope our ‘friends’ across the ocean realize that.” Though known for his bombastic pronouncements, Medvedev’s warning stems from the Russian security doctrine envisaging the use of nuclear weapons in response to a nuclear attack or an attack with conventional weapons that threatens “the very existence of the Russian state.” Medvedev also said that Western experts operating weapons, such as the U.S.-made Patriot air defense missile systems supplied to Ukraine, would be legitimate targets for the Russian military. Ukrainian soldiers have received training in the U.S., although Russian officials have frequently claimed that foreign instructors are present in Ukraine. “If Patriot or other weapons are delivered to the territory of Ukraine along with foreign experts, they certainly make legitimate targets, which must be destroyed,” Medvedev told reporters in video clips he posted on his messaging app channel. “They are combatants, they are the enemies of our state and they must be destroyed.” “They must understand that as soon as an American or a Polish soldier shows up there, he must be killed,” he added. The Kremlin’s goal is to “create a sanitary cordon” of up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) around Russian-held areas so short- and mid-range weapons can't strike them, according to Medvedev. Moscow may even set its sights on grabbing a bigger chunk of Ukrainian territory, stretching all the way to the border with Poland, he said.
At least 20 people of the ruling Awami League (AL) were injured in a clash between two groups of ruling Awami League during celebration of the 103rd birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day here on Friday. The injured were admitted to local hospitals. But their identities could not be known immediately. Of them, Bauphal upazila unit AL General Secretary and Upazila Parishad Chairman Abdul Motaleb Hawlader was hospitalised at Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital with serious injury, hospital doctors said. On the occasion of the Bangabandhu’s birthday, local,AL lawmaker ASM Feroz, Motaleb and district unit AL Joint General Secretary and Bauphal municipal Mayor Ziaul Hoque Jewel announced separate programmes. Also Read: Bangladesh remembers Bangabandhu on his 103rd birth anniversary Of them, Feroz and Motaleb called the programme at the same place and time. A tense situation had been prevailing in the area over the matter for the last few days. Auribindu, an upazila unit Juba League leader, told UNB that Motaleb and his followers brought out a celebratory procession around 11:00am. Police obstructed the procession in front of upazila parishad gate when it was marching towards the party office, he said. Also Read: AL destroys electoral system by “so-called” SCBA polls, says BNP demanding fresh vote Suddenly, several hundred supporters of Faisal Ahmed Monir, nephew of the lawmaker and upazila unit AL President Feroz, attacked Motaleb and his men with sharp weapons when an altercation broke out between police and him, Auribindu said. Law enforcers fired at least 7-8 rounds of rubber bullets to bring the situation under control, causing a panic among locals. As of filing this report around 3:00pm, a tense situation has been prevailing in the area. Al Mamun, officer-in-charge of Bauphal police station, said an additional number of police personnel have been deployed to ward off any unexpected incident further. He said they were forced to fire the rubber bullets to disperse the infighting groups. Md Al Amin, Bauphal upazila nirbahi officer, said both groups promised to hold their events in a peaceful manner but no one kept their words despite his request.
At least ten construction workers were injured after collapsing an under-construction building’s rooftop at Ashulia area of Savar Upazila on Friday. The incident took place inside the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Research Center in Ganakbari area of Ashulia around 4 pm. On information, Ashulia Fire Service Ashulia Police rushed to the spot and rescued the injured. Later, the injured were taken to different hospitals of Ashulia for treatment. Kamruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of Ashulia Police Station, visited the spot and said that the matter will be investigated seriously.