Panic has gripped residents of Khulna's Dacope upazila due to erosion in some places along the riverside area, including the road adjacent to Botbunia Bazar under Tildanga union. According to locals, due to heavy downpours in the past few days and rising tides in various rivers in the area on Monday (October 2) night, several cracks have appeared on the Wapda Road near Botbunia Bazar on the bank of Bhadra river. Read: Water of 8 rivers in the south flowing above the danger mark Gazi Jalal Uddin, chairman of Tildanga Union Parishad, said that the Wapda Road can collapse any time and water could enter the locality, causing huge losses. If water enters, Aman paddy being cultivated on thousands of bigha of land will be inundated, fish in the pond will be washed away, and houses in the area will be flooded, he feared. Read: Teesta riverbank erosion in Lalmonirhat: Fear of losing homes grips locals He also said that the matter was immediately reported to Dacope Upazila Parishad Chairman Munsur Ali Khan and Upazila Nirbahi Officer Joydev Chakraborty. When contacted, Dacope Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Joydev Chakraborty said that he is now in Dhaka for official purposes, but he has already informed the DG and engineer of the Water Development Board. “They will take action in this regard as soon as possible,” he hoped.
A 38-year-old woman drowned and five others including children were injured after cc block on the Meghna River embankment collapsed at Launchghat area of Ilisha union of Bhola on Monday. Bodies of 2 workers recovered from septic tank in Feni The incident happened around 12:00 pm on Monday, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Touhidul Islam confirmed the matter. The deceased was identified as Laiju, a beggar and she was speech impaired. Like every day, she went to collect fish from fishermen to eat, according to eyewitnesses. Missing mother, 2 children’s bodies recovered from river in Thakurgaon The body of the woman has been recovered. The injured were also being treated at the hospital, said the UNO. According to locals, a 70-metre cc block of the bank protection of the Ilisha-Rajapur protection project collapsed near Taltali Launch Ghat south of Bhola-Laxmipur ferry ghat in September. Later, the Water Development Board dumped geo bags in the river to prevent landslides. Bodies of woman, daughter recovered from house in Naogaon
A sixth grader was crushed to death under the wheels of a truck and another was injured at Vabanhati in Magura on Sunday. The deceased, Shakib Hossain, 12, was a resident of Sadar upazila’s Kapashati village and son of Rokib Shikder. Bodies of 2 workers recovered from septic tank in Feni Shakib was declared dead upon arrival at a hospital. The injured victim was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition. 3 killed in Feni road crash Sekandar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Magura Police Station, said the body was sent to the morgue for an autopsy. A case has been filed in this connection, he said. Man crushed under train in capital’s Moghbazar
A massive fire that broke out in a house and later spread to a textile waste warehouse in Gazipur early Monday was brought under control, officials said. The blaze started at a house in Gazipur's Sharifpur area around 3 am and spread to the adjacent warehouse of Unimax Textile Limited factory, said Abdullah Al Arefin, deputy assistant director of Gazipur Fire Service. Read: Woman with intellectual disability dies in Natore fire On information, five fire-fighting units from Joydebpur and Tongi fire stations rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control around 5 am, he added.
Due to the full moon and onrush of water from upstream, the waters of eight rivers in the southern region of the country are flowing above the danger mark. In addition, the waters of several other important rivers are flowing parallel to and close to the danger mark. Deputy Assistant Engineer of Barisal Water Development Board Md Tajul Islam confirmed the matter at 9pm on Sunday. Read: Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads condemns ‘bizarre proposal’ on Ichhamati River Rejuvenation project He said that during the monsoon season, the flow of water in 19 important rivers of the division is monitored. According to Sunday's report, the water of eight rivers is flowing above the danger level in the last 24 hours. However, the floods have not affected the south so far, he added.
Fuel traders and workers in Khulna division called off their indefinite strike to press home various demands including a hike in their commission on fuel sales this evening (Sunday). Syed Sajjadul Karim Kabul, central president of the Tank Lorry Owners Association, said a gazette was issued in response to the demand for an increase in commission on the sale of fuel. But it was not implemented. “Oil extraction and transportation were suspended this morning. The strike was called off on the assurance of a marketing department official of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation in the afternoon. The gazette will be amended and implemented in a day or two,” he said. Read: Khulna fuel traders, workers go on indefinite strike On Sunday morning, fuel traders and workers in Khulna division went on an indefinite strike to press home their various demands including hike in commission on fuel sale. As part of the strike which started at 8am today, fuel traders of Khulna’s Padma, Meghna and Jamuna oil depots halted fuel oil extraction as well as transportation to 15 districts. The traders and workers threatened that they will continue their strike till their demand for an increase in commission on fuel oil sale is met. Read: Burimari land port shut for 6 days amid workers’ strike The demands of the fuel oil traders also include raising commission on fuel sale to at least 7.5 percent, setting the economic life of tank-lorry to 30 years from 25 years, and issuing a gazette notification mentioning fuel traders as commission agents as per previous pledges. Earlier on September 3, the fuel oil traders observed a strike to press home their similar demands and subsequently called off the strike upon receiving assurances from the authorities.
RAB arrested two more indigenous youths on Saturday accused of being involved in the kidnapping and murder of Shibli Sadiq Hridoy, a college student of Rauzan in Chattogram. The arrestees were identified as Uchingthoi Marma, 23 and Kasai Ong Chowdhury, 36. Rab-7 Commander Lt Colonel Md. Mahbub Alam said this at a press conference on Sunday afternoon. Mahbub Alam said the perpetrators abducted Hridoy for protesting against stealing chicken food from a poultry farm and killed him. The body was chopped into pieces so that the body could not be identified. Read: Fisherman’s severed head recovered from Sundarbans On Saturday afternoon, RAB arrested the accused Uchingthoi Marma from Patenga beach area. Based on the information given by Uchingthoi Marma, accused Kasai Ong Chowdhury was arrested on the same day from the New Bridge area around 5pm. RAB claimed that the arrestees have given statements describing the murder. While questioned about the news circulated on social media that the murderers had eaten his meat after killing Hridoy, the RAB official said,”We have questioned them about this. They said they didn't know about it. However, it is true that the flesh of the body was thrown apart. There was no information on meat eating.” Read: Khulna fuel traders, workers go on indefinite strike On September 11, police recovered Hridoy's chopped body from the deep forest of Rauzan. One of the accused, Umangching Marma, was killed in a mob attack while returning after recovering the body. Hriday was abducted 14 days before the body was found.
The Forest Department on Sunday recovered the severed head of a 24-year-old fisherman from Sundarbans East Division under Sharankhola Upazila of Bagerhat District. Kazi Muhammad Nurul Karim, divisional forest officer (DFO) of Sundarbans East Division, said they recovered the head of Shipat Hawlader, son of Faruk Howlader of Paschim Rajapur village of the upazila, from Tulatala area in the morning. The forest official said Shipar illegally entered the Sundarbans last Wednesday for fishing and went missing. Missing Natore boy’s severed head found after 3 days Being informed, the forest department staff and local people started searching and recovered his head. Several tiger pugmarks were found near the spot. The forest official suspected that the tiger attacked the fisher and ate his entire body. Chuadanga madrasa boy’s severed head found after 24 hrs Shipat’s face was disfigured and it was difficult to identify, but his father identified his son seeing his clothes, said Md Ikram Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sharankhola police station. The dismembered head was handed over to his family. An unnatural death (UD) case was registered at the police station in this regard, added the OC. Youth ‘carrying child’s severed head’ in bag lynched in Netrakona
Fuel traders and workers in Khulna division went on an indefinite strike on Sunday morning to press home their various demands including hike in commission on fuel sale. As part of the strike which started at 8am today, fuel traders of Khulna’s Padma, Meghna and Jamuna oil depots have halted fuel oil extraction as well as transportation to 15 districts. The traders and workers have threatened that they will continue their strike till their demand for an increase in commission on fuel oil sale is met. Read: Petrol pump owners who called strike backtrack Sheikh Murad Hossain, general secretary of Khulna Divisional Fuel Oil Distributors Association, said, "We have initiated several programmes to press for an increase in the commission for fuel sale. Although a gazette addressing the commission extension has been issued in response to our demand, it remains unimplemented.” He referred to it as a formula gazette and said, "The gazette is full of mistakes. The demand has to be implemented, not just the gazette. Our programme will continue till the demands are met.” Read: Strict action to be taken from Monday if filling station owners’ strike not withdrawn: BPC The demands of the fuel oil traders also include raising commission on fuel sale to at least 7.5 percent, setting the economic life of tank-lorry to 30 years from 25 years, and issuing a gazette notification mentioning fuel traders as commission agents as per previous pledges. Earlier on September 3, the fuel oil traders observed a strike to press home their similar demands and subsequently called off the strike upon receiving assurances from the authorities. Read more: Those who called strike are “nobody of organization”: leaders of another faction of BPPOA claim
The bodies of two workers were recovered from a septic tank of an under-construction building in Chhagalnaiya upazila of Feni district on Saturday. 2 children, mother die as haystack falls on them in Feni The deceased were Mayeen Uddin, 25, son of Serajul Hoque of Khagrachhari district and Bikash Chandra Das, 35, son of Rabindra Das of Bagerhat district. Police and locals said the workers remained missing since Friday afternoon. 3 killed in Feni road accidents As they could not be reached on mobile phones, their families informed the contractor about the matter. On Saturday morning, the bodies were found floating in the septic tank of the house owned by expatriate Shahidul in Thanapara area, they said. Being informed, members of Chhagalnaiya Fire Station retrieved the bodies from the tank, said the fire station’s officer Mirazul Islam. Border haat in Feni’s Chhagalnaiya to reopen after three years He said the workers might have died after inhaling poisonous gas in the tank. Md Wali Ullah, additional superintendent of Feni police, said the bodies were sent to Feni General Hospital morgue for autopsy.