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8 dead, 20 injured as bus skides off bridge in Faridpur

Faridpur, Aug 24 (UNB) – At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured after a bus fell off a bridge in Sadar upazila on Saturday afternoon. Three of the deceased were identified as Habibur Rahman, Faruk Hossain and Asma Akhter. Further details about them and the identities of the other victims are still awaited. Superintendent of Police of ... Read More »

Two buses collide, kill 3, injure 30 others in Thakurgaon

Thakurgaon, Aug 22 (UNB) – A head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway left four people dead and 29 others injured on Thursday morning. The deceased were identified as Babul, 28, a minibus driver AbulKalam Azad, 50, son of Abdul Majid,Mojibur Rahman, 75, and Quamruzzaman, 35, of Sadar upazila. The accident took place at Salandar Bhutpara in the upazila ... Read More »

3 killed in Thakurgaon road crash

A head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway left three people dead and 30 others injured  today morning. The deceased were identified as Babul, 28, a minibus driver Abul Kalam Azad, 50, son of Abdul Majid and Quamruzzaman of Sadar upazila. The accident took place at Salandar Bhutpara in the upazila around 10am. A Panchagarh-bound bus hit the Thakurgaon-bound ... Read More »

6 of a family among 8 killed: Comilla bus smashes 3-wheeler

Cumilla, Aug 18 (UNB) – At least eight people, including six members of a family, were killed and another was injured as a bus crashed into an auto-rickshaw on Cumilla-Noakhali regional highway at Jamtola in Lalmai upazila on Sunday noon. The deceased were identified as Jashim Uddin, 47, a hotel owner, his mother Sakhina Begum, 70, wife Selina Begum, 42, ... Read More »

Panicked, 19 grazing goats run under speedy train crushed

Chuadanga, Aug 17 (UNB) – Some 19 goats and a sheep were crushed under the wheels of a train near Darshana Railway Station in Damurhuda upazila on Saturday afternoon. Nur Islam, owner of seven of the goats, said the accident took place in Akandbaria area around 2pm on Saturday when around 80 goats of some locals were grazing in a ... Read More »

Bus hits car again killing four at Narsingdi, 30km off Dhaka

Narsingdi, Aug 17 (UNB)- Four people were killed and another was injured in a collision between a bus and a private car on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Shibpur upazila early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Akib Hossain, 27, Jannatul Ferdous and 25, Sadia Akhter, 24, and driver of the private car Emran, 32. All of them were passengers of the ... Read More »

4 of a family killed as bus hits car in Mymensingh

Mymensingh, Aug 16 (UNB) – Four members of a family were killed and two others injured in a collision between a private car and a bus at Ramgopalpur in Gouripur upazila here on Friday. The deceased were identified as Rafiquzzaman, 45, a textile mill owner, his wife Najmunnahar, 40, son Nadim, 25 and daughter Ronjahan, 15, of Netrakona district. Quamrul ... Read More »

Diploma engineering student dies falling into Ctg fountain

Chattogram, Aug 15 (UNB) – A diploma engineering student died after falling into a fountain from a hillock in Mirasarai upazila on Thursday. The deceased is Mehedi Hasan, 21, a student of National Institute of Technology (NIT). He slipped into Ruposhi Fountain from the top of the hillock at Baro Kamaldaha around 11 am and went missing, said Shariful Islam, ... Read More »

Captain hailed hero after bird strike disables Russian plane

Moscow, Aug 15 (AP/UNB) — The captain of a Russian passenger jet was hailed as a hero Thursday for landing his plane in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction. While dozens of people sought medical assistance, only one was hospitalized. The event drew comparisons to the 2009 “Miracle ... Read More »

6 of a picnic party killed, 18 hurt as bus hits tree in Feni

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) – Six people were killed and 18 others injured in a road accident in Feni Sadar Upazila’s Lemua on Thursday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. Nurunnabi, superintendent of Feni police, said the accident took place around 5:45am. “A Cox’s Bazar-bound picnic bus of ‘Prime Paribahan’ from Dhaka hit a roadside ... Read More »

2 women die as boat capsizes in the Jamuna

Bogura, Aug 13 (UNB)- Two women died while five others remained missing after a boat capsized in the Jamuna river in Sariakandi upazila on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Amena Begum, 58, wife of Monser Ali of Chaluabari union and Johra Begum, 30, wife of Yusuf Ali of Jamalpur’s Madarganj Upazila. Shawkat Ali, Chairman of Chaluabari Union Parishad in ... Read More »

Child missing after speed boat capsizes in Padma

Munshiganj, Aug 13 (UNB) – A child went missing after a speed boat sank in the Padma River on Tuesday morning. The young boy was identified as Deen Islam Hossain, 8, son of Siddiqur Rahman of Mollar Hawla village in Kauarchar of Barishal. Md Aminul Islam, in-charge of Mawa River Police camp, said a speed boat overturned because of strong ... Read More »

Four of a family injured in AC catches fire in Dhaka

Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Four members of a family, including two children, suffered serious burn injuries as an air conditioner caught fire in their house at Kathalbagan in the city early Monday. The injured were identified as Moniruzzaman Liton, 42, a magician, his wife Maria FerdousTumpa, 27, their daughter Laiva, 8, and nine-month-old son Livan. Raihanul Ashraf, senior station ... Read More »

Tragic: Car crash in Cairo sets off fire at hospital, kills 19

Cairo, Aug 5 (AP/UNB) — A multiple-car crash set off an explosion that ignited a fire at Egypt’s main cancer hospital and caused 19 deaths, the government said. The health ministry said 30 others were injured by the crash near Cairo’s famed Tahrir Square late Sunday. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that a vehicle driving outside the National ... Read More »

Tragic end of 7 lives in Thakurgaon bus-truck collision

Thakurgaon, Aug 2 (UNB) – Eight people were killed and 29 others injured in a head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Dhaka highway at Borokhochabari in Sadarupazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as bus driver Chaina, 40, Bipul Chandra, Fatema, Mostafa, Mangali Rani, Joba, Abdur Rahman and Abdul Majid. The fatal road crash took place around 8 am when ... Read More »

Three killed as truck overturns in Comilla

Cumilla, July 31 – A cattle-laden truck overturned on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway on early Wednesday, killing three people and six cows. Police identified the men as Anwar Hossain, Samiul Islam and Khokon Mia. The cattle traders were residents of Jhenaidah’s Maheshpur upazila. The accident took place at Chiura of Chouddagram upazila around 6am. Abul Kalam, in-charge of Miabazar Highway Police ... Read More »

2 dead, 8 athletes hurt in S Korea balcony collapse

Seoul, Jul 27 (AP/UNB) — A balcony inside a nightclub in South Korea collapsed on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 16, including American and other athletes at the world swimming championships, officials said. Hundreds were at the nightclub in the southern city of Gwangju when the collapse occurred next to the athletes’ village. Two South Korean men died while ... Read More »

Bride, bridegroom among 9 killed as train hits microbus

Sirajganj, July 15 (UNB) – Eight members of a bridal party, including the bridegroom and bride, and the driver were killed and three others injured as a train smashed a microbus at an unmanned level crossing at Panchakroshi in Ullapara upazila on Monday evening. Five of the deceased were identified as bridegroom Rajon, 25, of Kandipara village in Sadar upazila, ... Read More »

Fire kills 14 Russian sailors aboard deep-sea submersible

Moscow, Jul 3 (AP/UNB) — Fire broke out on one of the Russian navy’s deep-sea research submersibles, and toxic fumes from the blaze killed 14 sailors aboard, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday, although it released few details about the disaster or the vessel involved. The Defense Ministry did not say how many sailors were aboard the vessel during Monday’s fire, ... Read More »

4 killed in BD spinning mill fire at Gazipur

Gazipur, July 3 – Three more bodies were pulled out of the wreckage of a spinning mill in Sreepur Upazila’s Faridpur on Wednesday, taking the death toll to four. Two of the deceased were identified as Shahjalal Mia and Anwar. Mohammad Aktaruzzaman, deputy director of Gazipur Fire Service Control room, said firefighters recovered the charred bodies of three more people ... Read More »

3 killed in Mymensingh road accident

Three people were killed as a lorry hit a truck on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Bhaluka upazila here early today. The deceased were identified as Taijul Islam, 30, the lorry driver, its helper Bablu Mia, 22, and fish trader Taher Uddin, 47, all hailed from Netrakona’s Mohanganj upazila, said sub-inspector (SI) Abdus Salam, in-charge of Bhoradoba Highway Police Outpost in ... Read More »

150 imported cargo containers drop into Bay from vessel

Dhaka, June 30 – A Dhaka Pangaon bound import container-laden cargo vessel from Chittagong port on Sunday lost 43 containers into Bay of Bengal near Hatiya Channel due to rough sea. Every day over 150 container vessels and oil tanker carry goods from Chattogram port to Pangaon using the route. The vessel is ‘KSL Gladiator’ of Karim Group’s Karim Shipping ... Read More »

Wall collapses on huts in western India, killing 16 workers

New Delhi, June 29 (AP/UNB) — A 23-meter (60-foot) high wall collapsed on a cluster of tin-roofed huts in western India early Saturday following heavy rains, killing at least 16 workers and their families living there. The wall dividing the car parking area of a multi-story residential apartment building collapsed in Pune, a city in Maharashtra state, fire officer J. ... Read More »

18 suffer burns in Chittagong car air-compressor blast

Chattogram, June 26 (UNB) – At least 18 people, including three children, suffered burns when the compressor of a microbus air-conditioner exploded on the Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Highway in Patia upazila on Tuesday night. Sixteen of them were identified as Rubel, 22, Mohammad Mamun, 19, Abdul Alam, 20, Idris, 50, Saidur Rahman, 16, Belal Hossain, 22, Shohagh, 13, Helal, 22, Mohammad ... Read More »