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50 hurt in workers-police clash in Savar

Update : 24 Nov 2013, 05:22 AM

At least 50 people, including two policemen, were injured as garment workers clashed with police in the Karnapara area on the Dhaka-Aricha highway on Sunday morning.

Mostafa Kamal, officer-in-charge of Savar police station, said workers of a garment factory of Al-Muslim Group attacked and vandalised the local fire station following an altercation with the fire station officials over the teasing of a female worker at the factory.

On information, a team of industrial police rushed in and fired several rounds of teargas and rubber bullets to disperse the workers, triggering a clash around at 8:30am that left 50 people injured.

The unruly workers threw bricks at the law enforcers and vandalised 10 to 12 vehicles on the highway.

Police fired over 100 rounds of teargas shells and rubber bullets to control the situation, reports UNB.

Vehicular movement on the highway was disrupted for almost an hour following the clash.

Mostafizur Rahman, director of Industrial police, said now the situation is now under control.

Additional law enforcers have been deployed in the area to avoid further trouble, he added.

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