12 hurt as transport workers clash in Habiganj

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Staff Reporter:

At least 12 people were injured in a clash between two groups of transport workers over occupying a CNG-run auto-rickshaw stand at Umednagar of the district town on Tuesday.

Police and locals said there had been a longstanding dispute between the auto-rickshaw workers of Baniachang and Sadar upazilas over taking control of the stand.

Following the dispute, they locked into a clash around noon when they attacked each other with local weapons and bamboo sticks.

The clash left 12 from the both groups injured, said Yasinul Haque, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station.

On information, police rushed in and took the situation under control, he said.unb

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