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1552 killed in BD road crashes in 4 months: Citizens’ watch

Dhaka, May 11 – At least 1,552 people were killed in road accidents across Bangladesh between January and April this year. As many as 1,495 accidents on various highways, national, inter-district and regional roads left 3,039 others injured, said the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR), a non-government organisation, on Saturday. The victims included 195 women and ... Read More »

Grenfell fire: Series of failings identified

A series of failings that hampered the efforts of firefighters to tackle the Grenfell Tower fire and rescue the building’s residents have been identified by a BBC investigation. Crews cited low water pressure, radio problems and equipment that was either lacking or did not arrive before the fire on June 14 got out of control. A high ladder did not ... Read More »

Driver killed in Satkhira road crash

Satkhir  -The driver of a human hauler was killed as a bus hit his vehicle at Chandipur on the Shyamnagar-Satkhira road in Shyamnagar upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased was identified as Hafizur Rahman, 22, son of Moksed Ali of Khagradana village. Read More »

Bus-truck collision kills 2 drivers in Manikganj

Manikganj  – Two drivers were killed and 20 other people were injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck at Golra on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Shaturia upazila early Saturday.The deceased were identified as Shahin Hossain, a resident of Kawar Char in Barisal, and Jahangir Hossain, 35, of Bhagarpara upazila of Jessore district. Read More »

2 kids drown in ponds in Chittagong

Chittagong – Two children drowned in ponds in separate incidents in Boalkhali upazila on Thursday.Locals said Samia, 3, daughter of Shawkat Alam of Popadia village in the upazila, slipped into a village pond and downed while playing its bank in the afternoon. Meanwhile, Shihab, 4, son of Mohammad Absar drowned in a pond near his house at Dakkhin Shakpura village ... Read More »

Six of a family killed in Rangpur road crash

Rangpur  – Six members of a family were killed as a bus crashed into a battery-run human-hauler they were in at Jhigatala in Taraganj upazila on Friday afternoon.Five of the deceased were identified as Dulali, 32, Shahnaz Parvin,23, Shahidul Islam, 40, Motasin Hossain, 6, and Rawshan Ara, 50. Read More »

3 killed in Comilla road crash

Comilla – Three people were killed and 10 others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Alekharchar in Sadar upazila on Wednesday morning.Mahbubur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Mainamati highway police, said the accident took place around 7:15 am as a Dhaka-bound bus of Hanif Paribahan plunged into a roadside ditch when its driver lost control over the steering, leaving ... Read More »

8 killed in Mymensingh road crash

Mymensingh – Eight people were killed and 12 others injured as a human hauler, locally known as Leguna, plunged into a roadside ditch at Churkhai Beltali on Mymensingh-Dhaka highway in Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning.Among the eight, six deceased were identified as Mobarak Hossain, 35,his wife Minara Begum, 30, Khokan Miah, 45, his wife Shamsunnahar,30, Azizul Haque, 18, all residents ... Read More »

3 of a family electrocuted in Lalmonirhat

Lalmonirhat  – Three members of a family died from electrocution at Uttar Dal village in Kaliganj upazila of the district on Saturday morning.The deceased were identified as Parul Begum, 35, wife of Adbul Gafur, her son Rana, 10, and daughter Ritu, 4, residents of the village. Read More »

Father, son killed in Gazipur road crash

Gazipur -A man and his son were killed and four other people injured when a truck rammed a human hauler (Laguna) at Naojor on the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Joydevpur upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased were identified as Saiful Islam,26, a resident of Kuriadah village in Durgapur upazila of Netrakona district, and his son Shamim,3. Read More »

1 killed in Rajshahi clash

Rajshahi -A man was killed and at least 20 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups at Nowhata Bazar in Poba upazila on Friday night over a trifling matter.  The deceased was identified as Abdul Mannan,45, son of Sopu Mandal, a resident of Shreepur village of Nowhata Pouro area. Read More »

2 Bangladeshis killed in Saudi road crash

Comilla  -Two Bangladeshi nationals were killed and five others injured in a road accident in Saudi Arabia early Tuesday.The deceased are Alauddin Sabbir, 28, son of late Amirul Islam of Netora village of Chouddagram upazila, and M Ripon, 27, son of Mizanur Rahman Miraz of Porikut village of the same upazila. Read More »

Road crash kills 3 transport owners in B’baria

Brahmanbaria – Three leaders of district Tank-lorry owners’ association were killed as a truck crashed into their motorcycle on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Sarail upazila on Monday.The deceased were identified as Jahangir Alam, 45, president of the association, its general secretary Ali Azam, 40, and member Shahjahan Miah, 50. All of them hailed from Ghatura area of the district town. Read More »

3 cattle traders killed in Jessore road crash

Benapole – Three cattle traders along with three cattle were killed as a bus rammed a human hauler on Jessore-Magura highway in Phulerhat area of Sadar upazila in Jessore district on Sunday night.The deceased were identified as M Ishak Hossain, 60, Laltu Hossain, 40, Jahangir Patwari, 45, all hailing from Shalikha upazila in Magura district. Read More »

Gazipur shoe factory catches fire

Gazipu- A fire broke out at a footwear factory at Joydebpur in the city early Sunday.  Hasibur Rahman, officer of Joydebpur Fire Service Station, said the fire originated from an electric short circuit at ‘Satota Shoe Factory’ in Mariali area around 12:15am and soon engulfed the entire building. Read More »

City shopping mall fire kills 4

Four people were killed and six others injured after a fire broke out at a shopping mall in the city’s Uttara area on Friday evening. The deceased could not be identified yet. Sources at the Fire Service central control room said the fire broke out on the ground floor of Alauddin Tower Shopping Complex around 6:15pm soon after a lift ... Read More »

Couple dies from road crash wounds in Savar

Savar – A couple, who received severe injuries in a road accident in Dhamrai on Tuesday morning, died at Dhamrai Upazila Health Complex at night.The deceased were identified as Jahangir Hossain Milton, 45, a resident of Gendardia village in Madhukhali upazila of Faridpur district, and his wife Sheuli Begum,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

3 killed in lightning strikes in Lalmonirhat

Lalmonirhat  – Three people were killed and at least five others were injured after being struck by lightning in separate incidents in Kaliganj and Patgram upazilas on Tuesday morning.In Kaliganj upazila, farmer Mintu Miah and Asadul, son of Harun-or-Rashid, were killed as a thunderbolt hit them while they were working at a field in the morning, said Assistant Superintendent of ... Read More »

Truck pile-up kills 1 in Sirajganj

Sirajganj -A man was killed and six others were injured in a three-truck pile-up near Mulibari level crossing in Jamuna Bridge connecting road area in sadar upazila on Tuesday morning.The deceased, Abdur Rahim, 46, hailed from Sherpur upazila of Bogra district.Rakibul Islam, officer-in-charge of Bangbabandhu Bridge police station, said the accident took place when a truck from Dhaka collided head-on ... Read More »

Lightning strike kills 2 in Manikganj

Manikganj -Two women were killed and three others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike at Tarail and Goaldangi village in Ghior upazila on Monday noon.The deceased were identified as Bilkis Begum, 35, wife of Mosharraf Hossain of Tarail village and Chaina Akhter, 32, wife of Delwar Hossain of Goaldangi village in the upazila,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »

3 road crashes claim 5 lives in Comilla, Rajbari

Dhaka -Five people, including a woman, were killed in three separate road accidents in Comilla and Rajbari districts on Monday morning.In Comilla, a man and a woman were killed and three others injured as a truck knocked down an auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Syedpur area of Sadar upazila in the morning .One of the deceased was identified as ... Read More »

Youth electrocuted in Jessore

Benapole – A young man died from electrocution at Basundia village in Keshabpur upazila of Jessore district on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Shariful Islam, 18, son of Rafiqul Islam Mahaldar, a resident of the village.Family sources said Shariful received a shock and was injured when he was pulling out the charger of a battery-run auto-rickshaw at his ... Read More »

Minor boy electrocuted in Chuadanga

Chuadanga – A minor boy died from electrocution at Joynagar village in Damurhuda upazila on Sunday morning.The deceased was identified as Sajim, 5, son of Abul Kashem, a resident of the village.Locals said Sajim received a shock and was injured as he come in contact with a battery-run auto-rickshaw being charged up at his house on Saturday,UNB News Agency Reported. Read More »