Three workers died in separate road accidents in the west Kaunia and Jatrabari areas of Barishal city. The deceased were identified as Yunus (59) and Habib (38) and Mizan Howladar (48). In one of the incidents, two workers died after being crushed under the wheels of a sand-laden truck in west Kaunia. The incident happened on the road adjacent to Hazera Khatun School in West Kaunia around 1:00 am on Friday. Father, son die inhaling toxic gas in septic tank in Barishal According to police and locals, Yunus, Habib, and some other workers were working to move the truck that got stuck in the sand. As the truck reversed suddenly, they (Yunus and Habib) were crushed under its wheels and died on the spot. "We rushed to the spot and found the two workers dead under the wheels of the truck," said Rabiul Alamin,senior station officer of Barisal Sadar Fire Service and Civil Defence. Delay ban on catching hilsa by a month: Barishal fishing community "No one could say whether the truck was reversed by its driver or whether it went backwards on its own," he added. "The bodies were sent to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital for autopsy," said Shahidul Islam, sub-inspector of Kaunia Police Station. First consignment of 19 tonnes of Hilsa leaves Barishal for India ahead of Durga Puja Meanwhile, Md Asaduzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kaunia Police Station, said a complaint has yet to be filed over the matter. In the other incident, a mahindra driver died on his way to Barishal city. The vehicle lost control and hit a tree in Jatrabari’s Uttar Korapur area on Friday morning.
A 40-year-old woman with intellectual disability was burned to death while two sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out at their house at Naupara in Lalpur upazila of Natore district on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Shahnaz Begum, daughter of Ramjan Ali of the village. Ujjal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Lalpur Police Station, said a fire broke out at Shahnaz’s house, originating from a lamp, at 9 pm and spread soon. Sweetmeat shop catches fire in Dhaka's Lalbagh Hearing screams, neighbors rushed to the spot but failed to douse the fire. On information, a firefighting unit recovered the body of Shahnaz and rescued two Mayesha Khatun, 8, Shahnaz’s daughter; and Yeatul Begum, 70, from the house. 35 killed in petrol warehouse fire in Benin The injured were taken to a local hospital and later shifted to Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital. Over 200 shops burnt down in Krishi Market fire: DNCC CEO
A fire at a wedding hall in northern Iraq kills at least 114 people and injures 150, authorities say
A fire that raced through a hall hosting a Christian wedding in northern Iraq killed at least 100 people and injured 150 others, authorities said Wednesday, warning the death toll could rise higher. The fire happened in Iraq's Nineveh province in its Hamdaniya area, authorities said. That's a predominantly Christian area just outside of the city of Mosul, some 335 kilometers (205 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad. Television footage showed flames rushing over the wedding hall as the fire took hold. In the blaze's aftermath, only charred metal and debris could be seen as people walked through the scene of the fire, the only light coming from television cameras and the lights of onlookers' mobile phones. Sweetmeat shop catches fire in Dhaka's Lalbagh Survivors arrived at local hospitals, receiving oxygen and bandaged, as their families milled through hallways and outside as workers organized more oxygen cylinders. The health department in Nineveh province raised the death toll to 114. Health Ministry spokesman Saif al-Badr earlier put the number of injured at 150 via the state-run Iraqi News Agency. “All efforts are being made to provide relief to those affected by the unfortunate accident,” al-Badr said. Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani ordered an investigation into the fire and asked the country's Interior and Health officials to provide relief, his office said in a statement online. Najim al-Jubouri, the provincial governor of Nineveh, said some of the injured had been transferred to regional hospitals. He cautioned there were no final casualty figures yet from the blaze, which suggests the death toll still may rise. 35 killed in petrol warehouse fire in Benin There was no immediate official word on the cause of the blaze but initial reports by the Kurdish television news channel Rudaw suggested fireworks at the venue may have sparked the fire. Civil defense officials quoted by the Iraqi News Agency described the wedding hall's exterior as being decorated with highly flammable cladding that were illegal in the country. “The fire led to the collapse of parts of the hall as a result of the use of highly flammable, low-cost building materials that collapse within minutes when the fire breaks out,” civil defense said. It wasn't immediately clear why authorities in Iraq allowed the cladding to be used on the hall, though corruption and mismanagement remains endemic two decades after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Fire at SK+F Pharmaceuticals godown in Tongi doused While some types of cladding can be made with fire-resistant material, experts say those that have caught fire at the wedding hall and elsewhere weren’t designed to meet stricter safety standards and often were put onto buildings without any breaks to slow or halt a possible blaze. That includes the 2017 Grenfell Fire in London that killed 72 people in the greatest loss of life in a fire on British soil since World War II, as well as multiple high-rise fires in the United Arab Emirates. The fire was the latest disaster to strike Iraq’s shrinking Christian minority, which over the past two decades has been violently targeted by extremists first from al-Qaida and then the Islamic State militant group. Although the Nineveh plains, the historic homeland, was wrested back from the Islamic State group six years ago, some towns are still mostly rubble and lack basic services. Many Christians have left for Europe, Australia or the United States. The number of Christians in Iraq today is estimated at 150,000, compared to 1.5 million in 2003. Iraq’s total population is more than 40 million.
A 35-year-old woman and her two minor children died as a haystack collapsed on them at Dakkhin Dharmapur village in Fulgazi upazila of Feni district on Wednesday morning.The deceased were identified as Sumi Akter, wife of Tipu Sultan, a Bangladeshi expatriate in Bahrain and her two children—Shahid, 5 and Siam, 2.Abul Hashim, officer-in-charge of Fulgazi police station, said Sumi was cutting hay from the haystack for feeding cattle in the morning. Her two children were also there. Man hacked to death over extramarital affair in RangpurAt one stage, the haystack collapsed on them, leaving them dead on the spot.Local people took them to Chhagalnaiya Sadar Hospital where doctors said they were brought dead.Man stabs wife, father-in-law to death in Laxmipur, say locals
Two more people, who were undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery (SHNIBPS) in Dhaka with burn injuries, died on Monday, raising the death toll from an explosion at a Sylhet CNG filling station to four. UP Chairman, JCD leader dead in Sylhet road crash The deceased were identified as Tarek Ahmed, 32, son of Gias Uddin of Sadar upazila and Badal Das, 41, son of Arjun Das of Sunamganj district. Tariqul Islam, resident medical officer of the burn institute, said Tarek received 35 percent burn injuries and he died early this morning and Badal also succumbed to his injuries in the morning. 79-kg baghair sells for Tk 60,000 in Sylhet Nine people were injured in an explosion at Biroti CNG Filling Station that triggered a fire in Sylhet's Mirabazar area on September 5. Belal Ahmed, senior station manager of Sylhet Fire Service, said the explosion occurred in the compressor room as the safety bulb went off with a big bang, triggering fire. Truck-auto rickshaw collision leaves AL leader dead in Sylhet Of the injured, Rumel Siddique of Korbantila and Imon Ahmed, 32 of Tukerbazar succumbed to their injuries at SHNIBPS on September 11 and September 12 respectively.
Eminent Indian author, filmmaker, and journalist Gita Mehta died at her Delhi residence on Saturday, She was 80. She is survived by her son. Mehta, a war correspondent for a foreign television channel during 1971, had extensively covered the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh. Dhallywood’s modern-day ‘Starmaker’ Sohanoor Rahman Sohan dies at 57 Mehta, the elder sister of Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik, was married to renowned American publisher late Sonny Mehta, who passed away in Manhattan in December 2019 at the age of 77, report Indian media. In 1979, Gita wrote her first book ‘Karma Cola’, a collection of essays on Indian spirituality and the perception of the Western world about it. During the years 1970–1971, she was a television war correspondent for the US television network NBC and produced four documentaries. Ex-state minister for relief Ebadur dies at 85 Her film, a compilation of the Bangladesh revolution, Dateline Bangladesh, was shown in cinemas both in India and abroad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled her death, with a post on X: "I am saddened by the passing away of noted writer Smt. Gita Mehta Ji. She was a multifaceted personality, known for her intellect and passion towards writing as well as film making. She was also passionate about nature and water conservation. My thoughts are with @Naveen_Odisha Ji and the entire family in this hour of grief. Om Shanti." 'Hok Kolorob'-famed lyricist Rajib Ashraf no more
Six people were killed and 10 others injured in separate road crashes on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Raipura and Shibpur upazilas of Narsingdi district on Friday night and early Saturday. In Shibpur upazila, three people were killed and seven others injured when a truck rammed a microbus on the highway at Srifulia in Shibpur upazila around 2 am. The deceased were identified as Efazul Haque, 50, son of Abul Kashem, Mostakim, 18, son of Efazul and Sagar Chandra, 32, son of Subhas Chandra of Chandpur district. Read: HC commutes death sentence of 4 in Narshingdi garment worker rape case Abul Kaheyr, sub-inspector of Itakhola Highway Police said the accident occurred around 2 am when the speedy truck hit the Narayanganj-bound microbus from Sylhet, leaving three people dead and three others injured. Read: 4 killed in Narshingdi road crash The injured were taken to Narsingdi 100- bed Hospital. The victims went to a shrine in Sylhet and met the tragedy accident while returning home by the microbus. In Raipura upazila, three people were dead and three injured when a truck hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Shimultoli in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi district on Friday. The deceased were identified as Dolna Begum, wife of Kashem; Arian, Dolna’s grandson, of Borochar village in Raipura upazila; and Rana Mia of Belabo upazila. Read more: 2 farmers die from snakebites in Dinajpur Quoting witnesses, Tapar Uddin, sub-inspector of Raipura Police Station, said the accident occurred at 9:45 pm when the truck crashed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw carrying five people, leaving three dead on the spot and three others injured. The injured were taken to a local hospital.
Three people died when a sand pile collapsed on them while loading it on a truck at Joikura ghat in Sadar upazila of Rajbari district on Tuesday night. Read more: Two bikers killed in separate road accidents in Dhaka The deceased were identified as Abdur Rahim Sheikh, 55, a sand trader; Maruf Sheikh, 22, driver of an excavator machine; and Ripon Ali alias Imran, 38, driver of the truck in which sand was being loaded. Read more: Traffic police killed in Gaibandha road accident; 3 arrested Quoting local people, Eskarul Islam, officer-in-charge of Rajbari Police Station, said the trio went to load sand around 11 pm. Read more: Road accident leaves youth dead in the city At one stage, a big chunk of sand collapsed on them, leaving the trio dead on the spot.
Two people including a woman were killed as a speeding bus crashed into a motorbike on Dhaka-Khulna Highway in front of Magura Sadar Hospital on Monday afternoon. The deceased were Anwar Hossain, 50, of Atharkhada village of Magura Sadar upazila, and Rokeya Begum, 60, of Urura village in Mohammadpur upazila of the same district. Locals block Hili rail track demanding restoration of stopover of all trains Mizanur Rahman, sub inspector of Magura Highway police station, said the accident occurred around 2pm when the Khulna-bound bus of ‘Goldenline Paribahan’ from Dhaka hit the bike while crossing the highway in front of the hospital, leaving Anwar dead on the spot. Madrasa girl crushed under wheels of truck in Dinajpur Moreover, pedestrian Rokeya was killed when she got trapped between the bus and a stationary ambulance at that time, he said. The bodies were sent to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy, the SI said, adding that they seized the bus and lodged a case in this connection. Fire breaks out at garment factory in Ctg
An elderly patient died allegedly after jumping off the 3rd floor of a medical college hospital in Dianjpur Sadar upazila early Saturday. The deceased is Amina Khatun, 80, wife Afsar Ali of Uttar Shandar village under Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur district. Read: DU student commits ‘suicide’ The relatives of the deceased said she was admitted to M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital in the district with fever and other complications on September 5. She was undergoing treatment at the medicine ward on the third-floor of the hospital. The body of the elderly woman was found lying on a slab between two buildings of the hospital in the morning, they said. Read: Young couple found dead in Dhaka’s East Rampura, police suspect suicide Farid Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kotwali police station, said on information they recovered the blood-stained body from the spot. An unnatural death case was filed in this connection, the OC added.