RMG workers go on rampage over fellow’s death in N’ganj

Untied News of Bangladesh . Narayanganj

Garment workers went on a rampage and clashed with police following the death of one of their fellows in a road accident at Tipordi in Sonargoan of Narayanganj on Saturday morning.
Mahbub Alam, 27, son of Keramat Ali of Kanetpur village of Barisal district and a garment worker of Chaiti Composite Limited Industry, was killed when a Dhaka-bound ‘Swadesh Paribahan’ bus hit Mahbub around 7:00am.
Ten bus passengers were also injured as the bus plunged into a roadside ditch after the incident.
Being outraged by the incident, local people set fire to the bus.
As the death news spread around, the fellow workers took to the streets and vandalised at least 15 vehicles parked at a nearby garage and blocked the highway.
When the law enforcers tried to bring the situation under control, the agitated workers threw brick chips towards them, triggering a clash that left 30 people, including eight cops, injured.
The law enforcers fired 175 rounds of rubber bullet and 10 rounds of teargas shell.

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