A ‘mysterious’ explosion has taken place at the residence of Haji Abdus Salam, the mayor of Mirkadim municipality in Munshiganj. It was reported that 13 people were burnt.Twelve critically injured people have already been brought to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). The other one is being treated at Munshiganj General Hospital. The blast took place at the residence of the municipal mayor in Ramgopalpur area of Mirkadim municipality around 9pm on Tuesday.
However, no one has been able to say for sure how the explosion took place. Mirkadim municipality panel mayor councilor Rahim Badsha confirmed that the municipal mayor was unhurt in the blast. Among the injured brought to Dhamme are four councilors. They are- Md. Sohail, Md. Awlad, Deen Islam and Rahim Badsha. The other injured are- Mayor’s wife Kanan Begum, Md. Mosharraf, Monir Hossain, Shyamal Das, Panna, Kalu, Md. Idris Ali, Moinuddin and Md. Tajul. Describing the incident, Mirkadim municipality panel mayor councilor Rahim Badsha told reporters, “The mayor was discussing some important issues of the municipality with four municipal councilors in a room on the third floor of his residence building. Suddenly there was an explosion with a loud noise. At that moment a fire broke out inside the room. The furniture and windows of the room were shattered in the blast. People in the area rushed to the spot and rescued at least 13 people, including four councilors, and took them to hospital.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Sadar Police Station Abu Bakar Siddique confirmed the incident and said, “It is not yet clear how the blast took place.” Fire service personnel went to the scene. After investigation, they will be able to say the cause of the explosion.
The twin sons of an autorickshaw driver have got the opportunity to get admission in the government medical college after passing the MBBS admission test. They are Ariful Islam and Shariful Islam, son of autorickshaw driver Billal Hossain of Manra village in Comilla’s Manoharganj upazila. In the MBBS admission test of 2020-2021 academic year, Arif Mymensingh Medical has got the opportunity to get admission in 622nd and Sharif Chittagong Medical has got the opportunity to get admission in 116th. These two meritorious students told Jugantar, “We want to serve the people by becoming doctors.” Father’s hard work, mother’s care and the cooperation of teachers have given us the courage to study. We all pray for blessings. It is learned that both Arif and Sharif got GPA-5 from Mandargaon High School of the upazila in the SSC examination of 2016. He was admitted to Comilla Government City College with the help of locals. From there, two also got GPA-5 in HSC. A younger brother of Ariful Islam and Shariful Islam is studying in Hifz section of the madrasa and younger sister is studying in 4th class. Although tears of joy were seen in the family after the announcement of the medical results, the emotional parents were apprehensive about the cost of their education.
Billal Hossain, the father of these two meritorious students who got the opportunity to get admission in medical school, is passionate about the success of the boys. Indomitable willpower has shown them the way to success. He said, “I drive CNG even after passing Intermediate.” Financially no longer read. I am trying my best not to stop their education like me. Continuing to try to educate them. I am now seeking the cooperation of the Prime Minister, Local Government Minister and the wealthy of the area to continue the cost of education for the boys.