6 buses torched in capital


Staff Reporter :
At least six passenger buses, including three in Maniknagar and two in Badda, were torched in capital on Wednesday amid the ongoing 48-blockade enforced by BNP and like-minded parties.

In Maniknagar, unidentified miscreants set three buses of ‘Ekushey Express’ on fire near Maniknagar intersection in the city on Wednesday evening.

The incident took place around 5 pm on Wednesday evening, according to Warehouse Inspector Anwarul Islam of Fire Service and Civil Defence media cell.

On information, two firefighting units from Khilgaon fire station and one firefighting unit from Siddique Bazar fire station rushed to the spot and doused the fire at 5:26pm.

Two buses were completely damaged in the fire while one bus was partially damaged. No casualties were reported in the incident.

In Badda, at least two passenger buses were torched in two separate spots of Badda on Wednesday noon amid the ongoing blockade.

A bus of Raida Paribahan was set on fire around 2:20pm in Bastola area in Shahjadpur of Dhaka’s Badda.

Two units of fire service are working to control the fire, confirmed Fire Service Station Officer Talha Bin Jasim.


Meanwhile, miscreants set fire on a bus of Boishakhi Paribahan in North Badda of the capital. Fire Service Duty Officer Rozina Akhtar said that the fire broke out on Wednesday around 7:53 PM.

In Savar, miscreants have set a passenger bus of ‘Itihas Paribahan’ on fire at Baroipara bazar on Abdullahpur Jamgora road in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Wednesday morning. The incident occurred around 9:30 am.

According to locals, two arsonists posing as passengers set a passenger bus of ‘Itihas Paribahan’ on fire at Baroipara bazar on Abdullahpur Jamgora road in Savar and fled the scene.

There were 10-12 passengers in the bus. Several seats of the bus were burnt in the fire. However, no one was injured in this connection.

Alauddin, Deputy Assistant Director of Jirabo Modern Fire Service and Civil Defense Station (Dhaka Region-4), confirmed the incident and said locals doused the fire before we reached the spot.

Meanwhile, miscreants set a moving covered van on fire on the Kapasia-Kaliganj road at Boropushia area in Kapasia upazila of Gazipur district on Wednesday morning.

Some six to seven miscreants set the covered van on fire at 10:30 am and fled the scene, said Abu Bakr Mia, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kapasia police station.

Being informed, two firefighting units rushed to the spot and doused the blaze, the OC said.