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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 »

Dr Kamal demands judicial probe into Moulvibazar crash

Dhaka, Jun 24 (UNB) – Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Monday demanded a judicial investigation into Upaban Express train crash in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila to unearth the main reason behind it. In a statement, Dr Kamal and his party general secretary Reza Kibria also demanded the government ensure adequate compensation to the relatives of those killed and injured. They ... Read More »

Moulvibazar train crash kills 4, injures over 200

Moulvibazar, June 24 (UNB) – An intercity train derailed at Baramchal in Kulaura upazila on Sunday night, killing at least four passengers and injuring over 200 others. Yardous Hasan, officer-in-charge of Kulaura Police Station, said six bogies of Dhaka-bound ‘Upaban Express’ train from Sylhet veered off the tracks around 11:40pm after a culvert over the Barochhara Canal, 200 yards off ... Read More »

Banani highrise fire case, Rupayan Group chairman secures bail

Dhaka, June 23 – Liakat Ali Khan alias Mukul, chairman of Rupayan Group, yesterday secured bail in a case filed over the deadly fire that ripped through 22-storey FR Tower in the city’s Banani area on March 28. Magistrate Sadbir Yasir Ahsan Chowdhury of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Court of Dhaka granted bail to Liakat after hearing on his ... Read More »

At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia home used as factory

Indonesia, June 21 (AP/UNB) — At least 30 people including children were killed in a fire that swept through a house that doubled as a match factory in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province, a disaster official said Friday. Irwan Syahri, from the local disaster mitigation agency in Langkap district, said the dead included three children. He said many of the victims ... Read More »

39 killed as bus falls into deep gorge in northern India

New Delhi, Jun 21 (AP/UNB) — A bus fell into a deep gorge along a sharp curve on a mountainous road in northern India, killing 39 people, police said Friday. Twenty-one people with injuries were hospitalized in Kullu, a town in Himachal Pradesh state, police officer Amar Singh said. Singh said 25 people died at the scene of the crash ... Read More »

Petrol pump fire in capital extinguished

Dhaka, June 18 (UNB)— Firefighters put out a fire that broke out at a petrol pump in Kalyanpur on Tuesday afternoon. The fire originated at M/S Shahil Filling Station around 5:25pm, said Atiqul Islam, duty officer at the control room of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters. Ten firefighting units rushed to the site and brought the fire under control ... Read More »

Noakhali hospital building ceiling caves in: 8 children hurt

Noakhali, June 12 (UNB) – Eight people, including five children, were injured when a large chunk of concrete plaster ceiling collapsed at Noakhali 250-bed General Hospital on Wednesday morning. The incident took place at 6:20am in Unit 2 of No 4 Children Ward, said Humayun Kabir, senior station officer of Maizdi Fire Service and Civil Defence. A fire service team ... Read More »

Police say Oman-Dubai bus crashes, killing 17 in UAE

Dubai, June 7(AP/UNB) — Police in Dubai say 17 people were killed when bus from Oman crashed in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai police announced the death toll in tweets published early Friday. Police say the bus crashed into a sign on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. They did not elaborate on what caused the bus driver to hit the ... Read More »

Road crashes kill 23 across Bangladesh during Eid fest

Dhaka, June 6 (UNB) – Road crashes between Tuesday and Thursday killed at least 23 people when millions of people went to their village homes and tourist destinations to celebrate the long Eid-ul-Fitr vacation. Accidents on highways during the holiday are common in Bangladesh. They are mostly blamed on reckless driving, unfit vehicles and dilapidated road conditions. During the ongoing ... Read More »

6 killed as passenger bus hits roadside tree in Faridpur

Faridpur, June 5 — At least six people were killed after a passenger bus hit a roadside tree in the Sadar pazila of Faridpur on Wednesday. The identities of the victims could not be known immediately. Police said the accident occurred on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway’s Dhudli area around 6:30am. Several passengers were killed on the spot after a Khulna-bound bus ... Read More »

PBI pickup ploughs through RMG workers in Comilla; 3 dead

Comilla, June 3 – Three female garment workers were killed and nine people injured as a vehicle carrying Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) officials, including the investigation office of Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder case, ploughed through them at Chandul in Chouddagaram Upazila on Monday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Kazal, Nasima and Tanjina, workers of Dragon ... Read More »

Explosion at Russian TNT plant injures 79

Moscow, June 2 (AP/UNB) — Russia’s health ministry says 79 people have been injured in an explosion in a plant manufacturing TNT. The blast took place Saturday in Dzerzhinsk, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow. An investigation is underway but the cause of the blast has not been determined. The ministry said 38 employees at the plant and 41 ... Read More »

7 killed in Sunamganj bus-human hauler collision

Sunamganj, June 2 — At least seven people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a human hauler in Patharia area on Sunday morning. The incident occured at the Patharia area of South Sunamganj Upazila around 6:30 am on Sunday, said Police Superintendent Md Barkatullah Khan. Six people were killed on the spot, ... Read More »

At least 21 dead, 30 injured after tour bus crash in Mexico

Xalapa, May 30 (AP/UNB) — A tour bus and a semi-trailer collided Wednesday on a mountain road in the Mexican state of Veracruz, and the bus rolled over and caught fire, killing at least 21 people and injuring 30, officials said. Roberto Hernández, the civil defense director for Nogales township, said the bus turned onto one side and the ground ... Read More »

7 dead, 21 missing after sightseeing boat sinks in Hungary

Budapest, May 30 (AP/UNB) — Seven people were confirmed dead and 21 remained missing early Thursday after a sightseeing boat carrying 33 South Korean passengers and two crew members collided with another vessel and sank in the Danube River in downtown Budapest. Rescue officials said seven bodies had been recovered. Pal Gyorfi, spokesman for the National Ambulance Service, said seven ... Read More »

Two killed in Gazipur gas cylinder blast

Two air-conditioner technicians were killed and eight others were injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a sweater factory in Memberbari-Baniarchala area under Sadar upazila of the district last evening. They deceased were identified as Farhad Hossain, 30, son of Iqbal Hossain hailing from Mirsarai Thana of Chattogram and his assistant Sirajul Islam, 23, son of Abdul Jabbar of hailing ... Read More »