Workers continue agitation over Savar tragedy
Garment workers blockaded Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipur for one and a half hours on Sunday demanding capital punishment to the owners of Rana Plaza and other RMG units housed in the ill-fated building that collapsed on April 24.
The workers, who vandalised two passenger buses on the highway, also demanded immediate resignation of Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir for his derogatory comment over the building collapse, reports our Gazipur correspondent quoting police.
Over 3,000 agitated workers put barricades at different points from Bhabanipur to Rajendrapur around 11:00am, creating a six-kilometre tailback on both sides of the highway, said Rafiqul Islam, a sub-inspector of Hotapara Highway Police in Gazipur.
The agitators hurled brick chips at the roadside factory of Fu-wang Foods and vandalised two passenger buses on the highway, said Md Safiqul Islam, an assistant sub-inspector of Gazipur Industrial Police.
Vehicular movements on the highway resumed around 12:30pm when law enforcers and local representatives urged the agitators to call off the demonstration.
The death toll has risen to 366 on the fifth day of the building collapse in Savar.