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Man dies in bus tumble during Jamaat strike in Dhaka
Publication Date : 18-02-2013
A man was killed and two received injuries as a bus overturned in a bid to avert attacks when chased by picketers at Madhya Badda in Dhaka during the Jamaat-e-Islami-declared strike hours on Monday morning.
Iqbal Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Badda Police Station, said two people were injured when a bus carrying them turned over at 7:30am as pro-hartal (strike) activists chased the vehicle.
The driver of the bus tried to speed away to avert any attacks.
At one stage, he lost control over the steering and the bus tumbled, the OC added.
Meanwhile, the pro-hartal activists also torched a Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation bus on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway around 7:30am in the Bhogdar Bason area of Gazipur.
Fire fighters managed to douse the fire after half-an-hour of efforts, said Abu Ahmed, the senior station officer at the Gazipur fire station.