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1 killed in Barisal passenger-transport worker clash
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1 killed in Barisal passenger-transport worker clash

One person was killed and eight people were injured in a clash between transport workers and passengers of a picnic bus over a trivial matter in Bakerganj upazila early Friday. The deceased was identified as Jasimuddin Hawladar, 30, the helper of a ‘Shakura Paribahan’ bus and son of Sekandar Hawladar of Ujirpur upazila in Barisal. Witnesses said workers of ‘Sugandha Paribahan’ plying on Dhaka-Kuakata route and ‘NK Travels’ carrying picnickers engaged in an altercation over taking serial for boarding ferry at Bharpasha-Lebukhali Ferryghat on Barisal-Patuakhali route in the early hours. Afterwards, the altercation turned into the clash between transporters workers and bus passengers, leaving nine people, including Jasim, injured. He was taken to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead at about 8am. Following the incident, police detained 20 passengers and staff of ‘NK Travels’, said sub-inspector Gazi Nazrul Islam of Bakerganj Police Station. – UNB

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