Four buses set on fire after road crashes
Mobs set four buses ablaze after a garment worker was killed and a minor girl injured in separate road accidents in Gazipur and Chittagong yesterday.
In Gazipur, garment workers blocked the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway for an hour after their co-worker Md Hazrat Ali, 20, was run over by a bus at Chhoydana in Sadar upazila around 8:15am.
Hazrat, son of Babar Ali of Karimganj upazila in Kishoreganj, died on his way to a local hospital, said Abdul Baten, superintendent of police (SP) of Gazipur.
Hearing the death news, workers from Eva Sweater Factory vandalised vehicles and blocked the highway, he said.
They also set fire to three buses--one of Cholachol Paribahan and two of Balaka Service--around 9:00am, the SP added.
On information, Firefighters rushed to the spot and doused the flames.
Our Chittagong correspondent reports, a mob blocked the Dhaka-Chittagong highway for two hours after a minor girl was hit by a bus at Ponthichila near Sitakunda upazila headquarters.
Umme Habiba, 6, a class-I student of Ponthichila Islamia Dakhil Madrasa, sustained severe injuries in the head and legs.
Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of Baro Aulia Highway Police Station, said a Chittagong-bound bus of Choice Service hit Habiba while she was on her way to the madrasa around 11:00am.
Agitating locals vandalised the bus and set fire to it immediately after the accident.
Habiba was taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.