Dhaka: Incidents of vehicles being set on fire during the hartal blockade called by some parties including BNP are happening. According to the fire service, between October 28 and November 20, an average of seven vehicles were set on fire a day.
On Tuesday (November 21) around noon, media cell officer Talha bin Jaseem gave this information from the fire service headquarters.
He said that from October 28 to November 20 (24 days) when analyzing the incidents of fires set by riotous people, it can be seen that during this time, an average of seven vehicles were set ablaze across the country. Five of them are buses. Fire incidents are more in the southern city of the capital. Besides, the incidents of setting fire to vehicles are highest in Mirpur.
Fire service has not received news of fire from other 30 districts despite incidents of setting fire in 34 districts due to strike-blockade. 1 thousand 888 people worked with 341 units of fire service in the event of fire.
From October 28 to November 20 (24 days), the fire service received reports of a total of 197 fires (including vehicles and structures) across the country caused by unruly mobs.
A total of 118 buses, 26 trucks, 13 covered vans, eight motorcycles, two private cars, three microbuses, three pickups, three CNG autorickshaws, two trains, one Nachiman, three Lagunas, one fire service water vehicle, one police vehicle, one ambulance. , five offices of BNP, one office of Awami League, one police box, one councilor office, two electricity offices, one bus counter, two showrooms and two other structures were burnt.
Bangladesh Time: 1515 hours, November 21, 2023