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.Follow @gorkhapost
Passenger bus falls from bridge, leaving 12 dead, injuring 46 in India’s Sitamadhi
PATNA — At least 12 people were killed and 46 others injured on Saturday after a passenger bus carrying them fell from a bridge in India’s eastern state of Bihar, officials said.
A bus carrying over 60 passengers fell off a bridge in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, about 130 kilometres north of state capital Patna, killing 12 persons on the spot on Saturday evening, local media reported.
The accident took place at around 6 pm on the National Highway 77 near Bhanaspatti village under Runnisaidpur area of the district. Police said the bus was heading to Aurai via Runnisaidpur from Muzaffarpur.
Reports said following the accident, some of the witnesses informed police who rushed to the spot along with health teams to carry out rescue operation.
Of the injured, 34 were admitted to the primary health centre (PHC) at Runnisaidpur while 12 were rushed to the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur.Follow @gorkhapost