With buckets, cages and paper cartons people gathered on the premises of Krishibid Institute in the city’s Farmgate area on Friday.
All of them went there as the Bangladesh Poultry Industries Central Council and the Livestock Department announced to sell eggs at Tk 3 per piece.
Visiting the spot, Prothom Alo correspondent found people of varied ages and professions overcrowded there to buy eggs at the cheapest rate ever.
The BPICC and the Livestock Department arranged the programme marking the World Egg Day on Friday.
The sale of eggs was scheduled to start at 10:00am this morning, but the authorities started selling at 9:00am witnessing the crowd.
The authorities earlier said every buyer would be given up to 90 pieces of egg.
But the sale was shut two minutes after opening as people started scuffling. At one stage, the main platform of the sale collapsed.
One of the egg expectants said, “I came here at 5:00am this morning. But, I failed to get a piece of egg yet.”
Some of them shouted ‘fake, fake’ while some roared ‘egg robber, egg robber’.