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POST TIME: 20 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
NEWS IN BRIEF

NEWS IN BRIEF

Youth electrocuted

UNB, Rajshahi

A youth was electrocuted in a shop in Godagari upazila here on Sunday evening.

The deceased was identified as Jashim, 18, son of Hazrat Ali of Mohammadpur Joibattola village in the area. He passed HSC examination from Godagari Govt College this year. Jashim’s father said Jashim got electrocuted while working at the shop around 5 pm.

On information, fire service members rescued him and took to Godagari Upazila Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Two killed in road accidents

BSS, Rangpur

Two persons were killed in separate road accidents at different places in Mithapukur and Pirgachha upazilas of the district on Sunday night, police said.

A bicyclist was killed on the spot after being hit by an unidentified truck in the outskirts of Mithapukur upazila town on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway in Mithapukur upazila at 9 pm last night.  “The deceased was identified as Nur Ali, 57, son of late Mofiz Uddin of nearby village Sheetgari in the same upazila,” Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Mithapukur Thana Jafar Ali told BSS yesterday.

In another road accident, a pedestrian woman was killed on the spot after a trolley hit her at Paotana point on the Pirgachha-Rangpur road in Pirgachha upazila at 8:30 pm last night.  “The deceased woman was identified as Rochimon Bewa, 50, wife of late Akhter Ali of village Paotana in Pirgachha upazila,” said OC Rezaul Karim of Pirgachha Thana.

Two separate cases were filed in these connections with the respective police stations.

Nat’l Mourning Day observed

BSS, Dhaka

The National Mourning Day was observed in Bangladesh High Commission in London on Thursday paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking the 44th anniversary of his martyrdom.

Marking the day, Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem distributed foods among elderly and homeless people at ‘Sonali Garden Centre and Day Care Centre’ in London, said a press release here.

The Mourning Day’s other programmes included hoisting of national flag at half-mast at the High Commission, reading out of messages, placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu, and doa mahfil and discussion at Brady Arts and Community Centre in East London.