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Dhaka Tribune

5 RMG workers hurt in cop firing in Savar

Update : 27 Apr 2013, 05:00 AM

Five people suffered bullet wounds as police fired shots on agitating garment workers near Rana Plaza here on Saturday morning, reports UNB.

Police said the trouble started at Bank Town near Rana Plaza around 9.30 am when a group of RGM workers, angered by slow rescue operation in the collapsed building, tried to break the police cordon.

Later, the law enforcers fired some 50 rounds of rubber bullets and lobbed 20 teargas canisters to disperse them, leaving the five injured.

Four of the injured -- Shahid, Murad, Yakub Ali and Johnny -- were admitted to Enam Medical College and Hospital in critical conditions, while another was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. The fifth injured could not yet be identified.

The security on the Rana Plaza compound has been beefed following the incident, police said.

At least 340 bodies were recovered from the debris of the collapsed complex as of Saturday morning as the death toll from the tragedy continues to go up. The ill-structured building crashed on Wednesday morning.

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