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Bus kills 12-year-old schoolgirl at Kafrul in Dhaka

  • Senior Correspondent
    Published: 2017-09-12 17:53:45 BdST


A student died after being hit by a bus in Kafrul neighbourhood in Dhaka, police have said.

The dead has been identified as Tasnim Alam Tisha. She was crossing a street near Al Helal Hospital when a Tetulia Paribahan bus hit her around 12:15pm Tuesday.

The 12-year-old was heading back home to Kazipara after school, said Sub-Inspector Rafiqul Islam of Kafrul Police Station. Locals rushed her to a local hospital where she was declared dead.

An agitated mob set fire to the bus and demonstrated in the area halting traffic on Rokeya Sarani.

Later fire service personnel put out the flames and police tamed the situation.

Locals caught a helper of the bus, Abdur Rahim, but the driver managed to flee, said SI Islam.