BNP Activists Torch 5 Buses
Saturday, 13 November 2010

Agitated BNP activists have set fire to five buses in the capital as a part of their protest against the eviction of party chief Khaleda Zia from her cantonment residence.

Buses were set on fire in Motijheel, Fakirapul, Mirpur and Gabtali around 2pm on Saturday after a day-long strike was called for Sunday from the party headquarters at Naya Paltan. Another bus was set on fire in Dar-Us-Salam area around 2.45pm.

Senior station officer at the Siddiq Bazar fire service headquarters Mohammad Halim told that a double-decker bus of state-owned transport company BRTC was vandalised and set on fire in front of Fakirapul Water Tank.

He added, "The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes."

The fire service control room said that around the same time three buses were set on fire in front of Notre Dam College, Mirpur-10 and Gabtali.

Witnesses said that all the buses were vandalised and set on fire.


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