Security guard killed in road crash, RMG workers block highway

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RMG workers set a truck on fire and vandalised several other vehicles, blocking Dhaka-Tangail highway following a coworker’s death in a road accident on the highway in Kaliakoir of Gazipur this morning, reports UNB.

Atikur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Salna Highway police station, said a worker died as a bus hit him while crossing the highway in Hartakitola area this morning.

The deceased was identified as Azadul Haque, 40, of Gaibandha. He used to work as a security guard at a denim factory in Chandra area.

Agitated by the incident, RMG workers blocked the Dhaka-Tangail highway, vandalised vehicles on both sides of the highway, and set a truck on fire, said the OC.

Later, police brought the situation under control, he added.