One burnt in firebombed bus
15 March 2015, Nirapad News: A passenger sustained critical burns in a petrol bomb attack on a bus in Chokoria Upazila in Cox’s Bazar district on Saturday night, police say.
The indetity of the burn victim could not be known. They said an unspecified number of passengers also received injuries in different parts of their bodies as the fire-bombed bus crashed into a roadside tree as its driver lost control over the steering following the attack.
Officer-in-Charge of Chokoria Police Station Pravash Chandra Nath said some miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at the Chittagong-bound bus of ‘Saudia Paribahan’ in front of Chokoria Degree College on the Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar Highway around 8:00 pm.
The driver lost control over the vehicle after the firebomb attack and the bus dashed against a roadside tree, leaving a passenger burned and several others injured. All the injured passengers were rescued and rushed to different hospitals in Chokoria and Cox’s Bazar. The fire badly damaged the bus.