According to the fire service, 22 vehicles were set on fire across the country in the second round of blockade called by BNP. Among them, 13 vehicles, 11 of which were buses, were set on fire in Dhaka city.
BNP is holding a 48-hour blockade program from 6 am on Sunday to 6 am on Tuesday after the previous three consecutive days of blockade. Jamaat-e-Islami and similar parties are also carrying out the same program separately with this party which is in the movement to return the caretaker government.
Before the end of the second phase of the blockade, another two-day blockade schedule has been announced. The third phase of the new blockade will continue from Wednesday morning to Friday morning with a break on Tuesday.
BNP observes November 7 as ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’. There was already a rumor that there would be no blockade on this day. In the end, the party did not have a program on this day.
In the second phase of the blockade, a passenger bus of Aakash Paribahan was set on fire at Khilkshe in Dhaka on Monday at quarter past 9. A covered van was set on fire near DC office and police line in Narayanganj around 9:30 pm.
On the last day of the blockade, passengers were seen hurrying to get on the bus in Dhaka’s Farmgate area on Monday afternoon.
Earlier, a BRTC double-decker bus was set on fire in Dhaka’s Mirpur in the afternoon and an Alternative Transport bus in Gulistan in the afternoon.
Fire Service Central Control Room Officer Talha Bin Jaseem said that during the second round of blockade called by BNP, the Fire Service received a total of 23 fire reports from Sunday morning to Monday night. Among them, 22 vehicles were on fire. In these incidents, 16 buses, 2 trucks, a covered van, a jeep, a CNG and a Laguna were burnt. Among them, 13 vehicles were burnt in Dhaka city. Apart from this, four incidents of arson occurred in Gazipur and Narayanganj, four in Chittagong division and one in Bogra.
According to fire service officials, analysis of statistics shows that there are more incidents of arson at night than during the day. Out of a total of 23 fires in these 2 days, 18 fires occurred between 6 pm and 6 am. The remaining five occurred at other times of the day.
According to the fire service, the fire service received a total of 110 fire reports from October 28 to November 6. Among them, 29 fires occurred on 28 October, 19 on 29 October, 1 on 30 October, 11 on 31 October, 14 on 1 November, 7 on 2 November, 6 on 4 November, 13 on 5 November and 10 on 6 November.