POST TIME: 17 March, 2019 08:57:18 PM
news in brief

news in brief

Houses torched, vandalised over AL factional clash

UNB, Jhenidah

A house was torched while several others were vandalised in a clash over establishing supremacy between two factions of Awami League at Hatgopalpur bazar in Sadar upazila on Saturday night.

Syed Nizamul GoniLitu, chairman ofPadmakorUnion Parishad and former chairman of the same Parishad Bikash Biswas had been at loggerheads over establishing supremacy in the area for long, said Kanak Kumar Das, additional superintendent of Jhenaidah police.

As a sequel to the enmity, the supporters of Bikash Biswas swooped on the houses of the supporters of Litu chairman around 10 pm and vandalised five shops and ten houses in the area.

They also looted valuables from the houses and set the house of one Anar Ali afire, he said.

On information, a fire fighting unit went to the spot and extinguished the blaze after half an hour.

None was injured in the attack, according to witnesses.

Meanwhile, a tense situation was prevailing in the area following the incident.

Additional police have been deployed to avert further trouble, said the police official.

Man crushed under train

our correspondent, Thakurgaon

A man died after being crushed under the wheels of a train near Thakurgaon Railway Station yesterday.

The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Akhtarul Islam, station master of Thakurgaon Railways Station, said the incident took place in the morning when a Dinajpur-bound local train hit the man, aged around 40 years, leaving him dead on the spot.

Railway Police sent the body to a local hospital morgue for an autopsy.

Couple killed in wall collapse

UNB, Meherpur

A man and his wife were killed as a clay-made wall collapsed on them at Harirampur village in sadar upazila on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Md Kabatullah, 50, son of late Moksed Ali of the village and his wife Azironnesa, 45.

The wall collapsed on them in the afternoon while they were breaking the dilapidated wall of their house for renovation, leaving them severely injured, said Sanoar Hossain, a member of Harirampur Union Parishad.

The injured were rushed to Meherpur General Hospital where duty doctor declared both of them dead.

Dead jellyfish spotted on Kuakata beach


A shoal of dead jellyfish have been swept ashore by sea waves from the south Bay of Bengal over the past few days.

These aquatic animals can seen on the Kuakata beach after sea waves lash onto the shore during the tide.

Over the past few days, local fishermen and tourists have spotted them at different places on the beach.

The jellyfish are stranded on the beach after they are carried by sea waves.

Himmel, who travelled from Uttara in Dhaka to Kuakata, said: “I’ve heard of jellyfish, but I saw them for the first time here. If the deadly jellyfish are not removed quickly, the beach environment will be affected.” '

Fisherman Kawsar Hossain said: “Over the past four or five years, a huge number of jellyfish were caught in my net.”

Kamruzzaman, in-charge of the Kuakata naval police outpost, said: “I saw many dead jellyfish in various places on the beach over the past few days.”

Upazila fisheries officer Manoj Kumar Saha said: “This incident can happen due to unfavourable weather conditions. However, I am not sure of this.”

Abdul Barek Mollah, mayor of Kuakata municipality, said: “Tourists weren’t harmed as the jellyfish were dead. We are removing them as soon as possible.”