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Dhaka Tribune

Double-decker bus set on fire in Uttara

  • 197 arson attacks reported across Bangladesh since Oct 28 
  • 132 attacks were reported in Dhaka
Update : 25 Nov 2023, 10:03 PM

A BRTC double-decker passenger-carrying bus was set on fire by unidentified miscreants around 7:05pm in Uttara's Abdullapur Bus Stand in the capital, on the eve of BNP's 48-hour blockade.

Locals doused the blaze before fire engines reached the spot, said a leader of Fire Service and Civil Defence Jibon Mia.

No casualties were reported.

According to the fire service, a total of 197 arson attacks were reported across the country between October 28 and Monday across the country.

Out of 197 arson attacks across the country, 132 attacks were reported in Dhaka division including in Dhaka city, 22 in Chittagong, 24 in Rajshahi, seven in Barisal, seven in Rangpur, two in Khulna, two in Mymensingh division, one in Sylhet division.

According to the statistics, the highest, 29, arson attacks were carried out on October 28.

While most of the arson violence occurred in areas under the two Dhaka city corporations, the Fire Service says it did not receive any such report in 30 districts.

A total of 1,888 members of 341 firefighting units worked to douse the fire across the country during this period.

On 28 October, both the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami called rallies in the capital which were marred by violence.

Many vehicles were torched and two people died, including a police constable.

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