Nine burnt in Magura arson attack
Our Correspondent, Magura

At least nine people sustained burn injuries when miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a truck in Magura yesterday night.

The burn victims are Rowshan Ali, 42, Elias Hossain, 40, Matin Mia, 30, Shakil Mia, 35, Arab Ali, 35, Yadul Hossain, 30, Nazmul Hossain, 35, Faruk Mia, 35, and Imran Hossain, 25.

The arson attack on the truck took place at Moghirdhal area under Magura Sadar upazila on Magura-Jessore highway at 7:30pm.

Police said it was not clear who threw the bomb at the vehicle.

Sudarshan Kumar Roy, assistant superintendent of police in Magura, told the Dhaka Tribune that the victims were sent to Magura Sadar Hospital.

“All the victims hail from Malik village of Magura Sadar upazila,” he added. 

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