Global Views
   Middle East & Africa
 Embassy News
 Arts & Living
 Travel & Hotel
 Medical Tourism New
 Letters to Editor
 Photo Gallery
 News Media Link
 TV Schedule Link
 News English
 Hospitals & Clinics
 Flea Market
 Moving & Packaging
 Religious Service
 Korean Classes
 Korean Weather
 Real Estate
 Home Stay
 Room Mate
 English Teaching
 Job Offered/Wanted
 Hotel Lounge
 Foreign Exchanges
 Korean Stock
 Business Center
 PR & Ads
 Arts & Performances
 Restaurants & Bars
 Tour & Travel
 Shopping Guide
 Foreign Missions
 Community Groups
 Foreign Workers
 Useful Services
 ST Banner Exchange
44 Schoolboys Were Killed in Bangladesh
By Ataur Rahman
Bangladesh Correspondent
Bereaved family members of the Bangladesh kids are wailing.

Dhaka, Bangladesh — least 44 schoolboys were killed and 15 others injured as a truck plunged into a roadside ditch with full of water near Abu Torab Bazzar at Borotakia of Mirsarai upazila in the district on July 11 (Monday), 2011.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina instructed the authorities concerned to provide better treatment to the survivors of the accident and complete the rescue operations at the quickest possible time.Police said the accident occurred when a truck, carrying nearly 65 schoolboys, fell into the ditch as its driver lost control over the steering.

Local police told that 44 bodies were recovered from the truck and the spot of the crash till 8.30 pm. Rescue operations were going on.Local unit of the fire service said they were about to complete the rescue operations.

However, a diving team of Bangladesh Navy was continuing the rescue operations.The victims of the accident — students of Abu Torab Government Primary School and Anjumannesa Government Primary School - were returning from Mirsarai Stadium after watching an inter-school football tournament.

President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed their deep shock and sorrow at the deaths of school students in the tragic road accident at Borotakia in Mirsarai. In separate messages of condolence, they conveyed sympathy to the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid also expressed profound shock at the deaths of schoolboys in the road accident.In a message of condolence, he conveyed deep sympathy to members of the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls.

Health Minister Professor Dr AFM Ruhal Haque directed the Mirsarai Hospital authorities to serve its best and asked other nearby hospitals to ensure emergency medicines for the injured.The minister also expressed his deep shock at the loss of young lives in the accident and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls. He conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved families.The injured were admitted to Mirsarai Health Complex and Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

The education ministry has directed all educational institutions across the country to mourn tomorrow the death of the students in a tragic road accident in Mirsarai upazila of Chittagong district.According to an official handout, teachers, students and employees in the educational institutions would wear black badges and organize special prayers for the departed souls.At least 44 schoolboys were killed in a tragic road crash at Abu Torab Borotakia in Mirsarai upazila of Chittagong district on Monday.

Related Articles
    Nation of Bangladesh Celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr, ...
    Two Killed on 3rd Day Blockade
    All-party Gov't Formed for General Election
    152 to Die, 160 Get Life-Terms in BDR Carnage ...
    Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Talks with UN Sec. ...
    Grateful Nation Pays Deep Homage to ...
    Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman Buried by ...
    S. Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee ...
    At Least 46 People Killed in Bangladesh after ...
    South Korean Volunteers Arrive in Bangladesh
    Didn’t See ’71, But This Is Our War, ...
    Nation of Bangladesh Stood in Silence for 3 ...
    Cyclone Kills 27, Injures 100 in Bangladesh
    Bangladesh Celebrates Pahela Baishakh, 1st Day ...
    Ship with 300 Passengers Sinks in Bangladesh
    Execution of CHT Peace Treaty Priority for ...
    Bangladesh Becomes World Leader in Disaster ...
    UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon Arrives in Bangladesh
    Muslims of Bangladesh Celebrating Their ...
    New Executive Committee of Bangladesh Federal ...
    YoungOne Resumes Operation in Bangladesh
    S. Korea-Based Company Young One Corp. Closes ...
    15 People Killed, 200 Injured in Train ...
    A Private Bangladeshi Ship Was Hijacked by ...
    Seoul to Ease Visa Process for Bangladeshi, ...
    117 people were killed in a massive fire ...
    1st Bangladeshi Journalist in World to ...
    Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Returned Home
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Left on a Six-Day ...
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visit to Seoul ...
    1st Day Bengali Month Celebrated
    Govt Constitutes Tribunal to Try Heinous Crimes
    "Ratification of Rome Statute of International ...
    Bangladesh President Urges South Korea to ...
    International Mother Language Day Observed ...
    Korea-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and ...
    Bangladesh Executes 5 Killers of Bangabandhu, ...
    Toll Rises to 78 in Bangladesh Boat Mishap
    Apex Court Upholds Death Penalties of Ex-Army ...
    After Month-Long Fasting The Muslim World ...
    Ban Ki-Moon Assures Hasina of Continued UN ...
    One Swine Flu Patient Dies in Bangladesh
    Sheikh Hasina Ranks 78 among Forbes "Top 100" ...
    34th Anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur ...
    Demand for Constitutional Recognition of the ...
    "Move Away from Export-led Growth"
    Bangladesh Seeks International Help on More ...
    Migration Opportunities Can Cut Poverty
    Int'l Environmental Conference Begins in Dhaka
    Rains in Bangladesh Broke Half-Century Record

Mr. Ataur Rahman serves as Bangladesh Correspondent for The Seoul Times. He earned his Master of Commerce degree from Dhaka University in 1985. Mr. Rahman has vast journalistic experience including his stints at "The Daily Janata" and "The Dainik Bangla."






The Seoul Times Shinheungro 25-gil 2-6 Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea 04337 (ZC)
Office: 82-10-6606-6188
Copyrights 2000 The Seoul Times Company  ST Banner Exchange