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1 worker dies in Ctg KEPZ clash

Our Correspondent . Chittagong

A woman was killed and 16 people, including three policemen, were injured in a clash between police and workers in Korean Export Processing Zone in Chittagong Thursday noon.
The deceased was Parvin Akther, 20, a worker of Karnaphuli Sports Wear Factory.
Chittagong Medical College Hospital police outpost Nayek Bashar said at least 16 injured, including three policemen, were admitted to CMCH and of them Parvin died.
Officials of Karnaphuli Sports Wear Factory said the clash broke out in the factory at about 1:00pm over inadequate ‘transport allowance’ as per the new pay scale.
Workers said they approached the authorities concerned regarding the matter but the officials were rude to them and at one stage they called in the police.
The Chittagong metropolitan police deputy commissioner, Saiful Karim, said agitated workers set fire to some empty boxes near the factory and they made an attack on the police.
‘The police in vain tried to take the situation under control peacefully.
Later they fired rubber bullets and tear shells, leaving some workers injured,’ the DC said.
Among the injured police personnel, one was in critical condition, the DC said.
‘The situation is under control,’ he added.

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