Death in road crash sparks protest in N'ganj
Workers of a local garment factory set a bus afire after it ran over one of their fellows in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj this morning.
Protesting the accident, they also vandalised at least 10 vehicles and blocked the Dhaka-Chittagong highway for two hours, reports our Narayanganj correspondent quoting witnesses.
A worker of local Chaiti garment died on the spot when a bus of Swadesh Paribahan hit him at Treepardi on the highway around 7:30am.
Md Aman Ullah, 27, a worker of printing section of the RMG factory, was crossing the road when the accident took place.
After hitting Aman, the bus fell into a road side ditch that left at least 10 passengers of the Dhaka-bound bus injured.
As the news spread, workers of the garments rushed to the spot and set fire to the bus and also vandalised 10 other vehicles, witnesses said.
A chase and counter chase took place between police and the workers when law enforcers charged batons to disperse the aggrieved protesters, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting M Kamrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sonargaon Police Station.