Six buses set on fire in city


Dhaka, Nov 12: Six buses were set on fire in separate places of the capital on Thursday.

Duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Control Room Russell Ahmed said the first bus was torched in front of the Madhumita Cinema hall at 12:35pm. The second bus was set afire beside the Pir Yamini Market at 1:30pm.

Another bus was torched beside Katabon in Shahbagh area and another at Shahjahanpur of Khigaon at 1:47pm.

Later, at 2:02pm, another bus was torched in front of the secretariat and the sixth one was burnt at Naya Bazar area around 2:28pm.

Several units of firefighters extinguished the flames.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Deputy Commissioner (public relations) Walid Hossain said the arson attacks might be election related violence.