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Bangladesh PM Sheik Hasina hardly escapes blast

Gorkha Post

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DHAKA —

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina on Saturday hardly escaped from a bomb blast which happened in a Dhaka neighborhood minutes after her convoy passed the range, local media reported.

Hasina crossed the area on her way to the capital`s Suhrawardy Udyan to attend a rally organised by the ruling Awami League, which she leads.

The blasts occurred amid a transport blockade across Bangladesh, enforced by the Khaleda Zia-led opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its alliances.

Several crude bombs blasted in Dhaka`s Karwan Bazar area just 10 minutes after the prime minister`s convoy passed, bdnews24.com reported citing a police official.

Former prime minister Khaleda Zia`s 20-party opposition, which boycotted the general election held Jan 5 last year, has enforced a non-stop nationwide blockade since Jan 5 and shutdowns since February last year, demanding fresh parliamentary polls under a non-party caretaker government system.

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Two died and eight injured in accident

Pratigya Waiju

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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