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Keraniganj plastic factory fire toll 17 as 5 more victims succumb

Dhaka, Dec 15 – Five more victims of Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbed to burn injuries yesterday. Among the five, four at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), and another one died at his home after release from the hospital on the day of the fire, raising the death toll to ... Read More »

10 dead in Gazipur electric fan factory fire; probe body formed

Dhaka, Dec 15 – “Ten workers of an electric fan factory died from smoke inhalation,” said Mamunur Rashid, deputy assistant director of Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defence. It was the third factory fire incident in the last four days in Dhaka and adjacent areas. Fire in Bangladeshi factories is quite common during the dry season, mainly because of lax ... Read More »

2 college students die after ‘taking liquor’ in Sirajganj

Two college students died on Friday and eight more fell sick a day after reportedly drinking spurious alcohol in Biara area of Kazipur upazila. The deceased were identified as Saddam Hossain, 21, son of Tozam Hossain, and Russel, 22, son of Korban Ali of the area. But police and upazila administration officials offered different versions about what had happened. Kazipur ... Read More »

Three gunned down in JSS factional clash in Rangamati

At least three people were shot dead during a gunfight between two factions of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (JSS) over establishing supremacy in Rajasthali upazila on Monday evening. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Officer-in-charge of Rajasthali Police Station Mafzal Ahmed Khan said the gunfight between the two JSS groups started around 5pm in remote ... Read More »

Death toll in Brahmanbaria train collision rises to 16

At least 16 passengers were killed and over 100 others injured in a fatal collision between two trains on Dhaka-Chattogram route in Mandbagh Railway Station in Kasba upazila early Tuesday. The deadly collision between Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita Express from Chattogram and Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet took place around 3am, said Deputy Commissioner Hayat-Ud-Dowllah Khan, who visited the spot right ... Read More »

Ex-Mayor Khoka’s body to reach Dhaka Thursday morning

Dhaka, Nov 05 – The body of the former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation Sadeque Hossain Khoka is expected to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:10 am Thursday and he will be buried at Jurain graveyard after asr prayer beside the graves of his parents, according to his family sources. Read More »