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Vehicular movement on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway begins after 4 hrs

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Published: 12:53, 24 February 2024   Update: 13:14, 24 February 2024
Vehicular movement on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway begins after 4 hrs

Angry workers of different garment factories took to the street and blocked Dhaka-Mymensingh highway after a readymade garment worker was killed by a garbage truck of Gazipur City Corporation in the Metropolitan Kunia Targachh area on Saturday (February 24) morning.

The vehicular movement on the highway restored around 11:45 am after suspension of around four hours. Earlier, the accident took place around 8 am, halting the vehicular movement on the highway.

The deceased was identified as Monira Begum, 35, wife of Ruhul Amin, hailing from Shariatpur district. She was an employee of a garment factory in Gazipur.

According to police and eyewitnesses, the woman was crossing the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in the morning. Then a speeding garbage truck of Gazipur City Corporation ran over her, leaving the woman dead on the spot.

Following the accident, the angry workers also vandalised and torched several vehicles, creating huge traffic on the highway.

Being informed, police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control after about four hours.

Gazipur’s Gachha Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Md Shah Alam confirmed the incident.

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