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50 injured in Sylhet clash

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At least 50 people were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers at Haripur in Jaintapur upazila on Monday night.Locals said a young man of Hemu Haudpara village went to Haripur Bazar to purchase shoe, and locked into an altercation with the shop owner, a resident of Balipara village, over its price, triggering the clash around 9pm.In a sequel to the incident, residents of the two villages fought a pitched battle at Haripur Bazar, leaving at least 50 people injured. Ten of the injured were admitted to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital.The agitated villagers also vandalised 7-8 shops of the bazaar during the five-hour long fight.Vehicular movement on Sylhet-Tamabil Highway was also disrupted for five hours following the clash, creating a long tailback on it.On information, police rushed to the spot and took the situation under control around 2:30am, said officer-in-charge of Jaintapur Model Police Station Shafiul Kabir.Addition police were deployed in the area to fend off further trouble, the OC added.UNB, Sylhet

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