3 burnt to death in microbus fire
Published : Tuesday, 12 February, 2019 at 9:56 AM Count : 263
Three people, including an elderly couple, were burnt to death and two others injured when a microbus caught fire following a crash with a covered van in Mirsharai upazila of Chattogram on Tuesday morning.
Two of the deceased were identified as Abdur Rahman, 65, and his wife Kulsum Begum, 55. Another one was the microbus driver whose name is yet to be known.
Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defence deputy assistant director Md Jashim Uddin said both the vehicles were heading towards Chattogram.
As the microbus driver lost his control over the steering, the vehicle hit the covered van from behind and got stuck with it in Nizampur area around 7:30am. the covered van then dragged the microbus to some distance. All on a sudden, the microbus caught fire, leaving three passengers dead on the scene and two others wounded.
Being informed, members of Fire Service and Civil Defence rushed to the spot and rescued the two children and whisked them off to Chattogram Medical College Hospital. Injured Rony, 10, and Rashed, 12, are the grandsons of the couple.
Mirsharai Police Station OC Jahidul Kabir said the fire might have originated from following the explosion of microbus gas cylinder.