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1 dies, 3 hurt as CNG-run auto-rickshaw catches fire

1 dies, 3 hurt as CNG-run auto-rickshaw catches fire

A woman died and three people suffered burn injuries as a CNG-driven auto-rickshaw caught fire after it was hit by a bus at Tejgaon industrial area in Dhaka this afternoon. Identities of the dead and injured persons could not be known immediately. The incident occurred at Love Lane around 3:45pm, said Bhajan Sarkar, a duty...

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Mud, potholes all along

Mud, potholes all along

Four people were lucky enough to remain unhurt after one of the wheels of an auto-rickshaw carrying them came off hitting a large pothole on the Duaripara-Shialbari road in Mirpur on Tuesday. But, Mofizul Islam, the driver who uses the potholed 2-km road frequently, had to spend Tk 4,000 to repair the CNG-run vehicle. "Since...

10 killed as bus hits tree

10 killed as bus hits tree

At least 10 people have been killed and 16 others injured after the bus they were travelling in hit a roadside tree at Jhikorgachha in Jessore early yesterday. In another accident, five people were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Brahmanbaria yesterday afternoon. Passengers of the...

CNG-run auto-rickshaw strike begins

CNG-run auto-rickshaw strike begins

CNG-run auto-rickshaw owners enforced a three-day strike in the capital since this morning protesting, what they said, non-implementation of the vehicles' increased life span approved by the government. The city dwellers suffered heavily as a very few auto-rickshaws is plying the streets. Buses are seen overcrowded while taxicab drivers charged extra fares from commuters. In...

4 killed on footpath

4 killed on footpath

Four people were killed and 10 others injured when a speedy bus veered off         the road after hitting an auto-rickshaw at the airport intersection in the capital           and ran pedestrians over on a crowded footpath.   The Abdullahpur-bound bus of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan was running at a speed of at least 60 kilometres per hour...

4 die in Gazipur road crash

4 die in Gazipur road crash

Four people including two siblings were killed and three injured as a human hauler crashed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Kapasia upazila of Gazipur last night. The deceased are Parvin Akter, 35, her brother Jasim Uddin, 30, auto-rickshaw driver Faruk, 25, and a mentally challenged man whose name could not be known immediately, reports...

Feni arson victim dies at CMCH

Feni arson victim dies at CMCH

The driver of a CNG-run auto-rickshaw lost battle for life today, five days after he sustained burn injuries when his vehicle was set aflame in Feni. Sahabuddin, 28, succumbed to his injuries at the burn unit of Chittagong Medical College and Hospital around 6:00am, said Abu Bakkar, the victim's brother-in-law. Bakkar said miscreants torched the three-wheeler keeping Sahabuddin inside in Feni town during the opposition alliance's blockade Saturday afternoon.

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