Saturday, April 21, 2012

1 killed, 4 buses set ablaze

An unidentified passenger has been burnt alive in a bus torched at Khilgaon in a pre-hartal violence, police said.

Khilgaon police station officer in charge Sheikh Shirajul Islam said that the bus was set on fire in front of Khidmah Hospital around 1;45pm on Saturday. The victim was aged around 40 years.

Three other buses were also set alight between 1:30pm and 3:00pm at Gulistan intersection, in front of Azimpur's Eden Womens' College and Abdullahpur near Uttara.

The fire at the bus at Gulistan was doused by passers-by, while, the other two were put-off by fire service personnel, fire service control room official Shahzadi Sultana told

"We could not immediately find out who set the fires or how they were set," she added.