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DNCC worker’s death in Gabtoli road accident sparks protest

  • Road blocked from 6am to 9:30am causing traffic
  • Workers demanded demands including risk allowance
Update : 14 Mar 2024, 12:18 PM

A woman cleaner of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) was killed after she was hit by a pickup at Gabtoli in the capital Thursday morning.

The deceased is Amena Begum, 45.

Her colleagues protested by blocking the road for 3.5 hours in this incident.

No vehicle could enter Dhaka through Gabtali from 6am to 9:30am on Thursday due to road blocking.

Due to the closure of that important road for a long time, traffic jams have been created in different areas of the capital.

Assistant Commissioner (AC) of Darus Salam Zone of Mirpur Division of DMP Mofizur Rahman Palash said that a woman cleaner of Dhaka North City Corporation died after being hit by a speeding pick-up on the Gabtoli-Deepnagar road about 150 meters south of the Gabtoli bus terminal at around 6:30am.

He added that the pickup was seized and its driver Md Nazmul Islam has been arrested. A police case is under process in this regard.

Immediately after the accident, hundreds of cleaning workers of the city corporation took a stand on the Dhaka-Aricha highway stopping the traffic. As a result, long traffic jams were created on both sides of the road.

Senior officers of Mirpur Division of police went to the spot and tried to control the situation.

However, the agitating cleaning workers demanded to accept their demands including risk allowance.

They said, if they do not get such an announcement, they will continue the blockade.

Jamal Hossain, police inspector (Investigation) of Darus Salam police station, Mirpur Zone of DMP, told Dhaka Tribune that the protestors were removed from the road around 9am after receiving the information. However, the three-hour blockade caused severe traffic jams in the surrounding areas. At present, the situation is normal.

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