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Miscreants have set fire to a bus in broad daylight at Mirpur-10 intersection in Dhaka, on the first day of BNP’s 48-hour blockade. 

According to the Fire Service and Civil Defence, the Prajapati Paribahan coach was set afire around 1:15 pm on Sunday. Later, two firefighting units rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze. 

The BNP announced the nationwide blockade until 6:00 am on Tuesday, to press home their demand for resignation of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and introduction of a neutral election-time government.

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