Firebomb on bus kills 4 despite police escort, 30 injured

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At least four people, including a child, have been burnt alive in a petrol bomb attack on bus in front of the REB (Rural electrification bureau) office at Tulshighat area of Gaibanbdha Sadar upazila.

The Dhaka-bound bus started its journey from the Gaibandha bus terminal. The vehicle was part of a motorcade traveling under police escort.

The attacked bus was under police protection while it was attacked.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sadar police station, Raziur Rahman said miscreant hurled petrol bombs at a Dhaka-bound bus named Napu Paribahan around 11pm on Friday night.

At least 30 others sustained burn injuries in the attack. All of them were sent to Gaibandha Sadar hospital and Rangpur Medical college hospital, he added.

When the escort reached the spot, miscreant hurled petrol bombs at the bus and disappeared immediately, the OC added.

Three fire fighter units rushed to the spot immediately and doused the fire, he said.

Source: BDToday & Dhaka Tribune