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Another victim of Banshkhali coal plant clash dies in Chittagong hospital

  • Published at 01:13 pm April 22nd, 2021
Banshkhali power plant
File photo of Workers crowd on the premises of an under-construction coal-power plant of S Alam Group in Banshkhali where five workers were killed in a clash with police on Saturday, April 17, 2021 Collected

The clash between police and workers on Saturday left five people dead

A worker, who sustained bullet injuries to his abdomen during the clash at a power plant in Banshkhali upazila on Saturday, died at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday night, raising the death toll to 6.

The deceased was identified as 23-year-old Shimul Ahmed, son of Abdul Malek of Srimangal in Moulvibazar district.

Zahirul Haque Bhuiya, in-charge of Chittagong Medical College and Hospital police outpost, said Shimul sustained bullet injuries to his abdomen and was undergoing treatment at the ICU of the hospital since Saturday. "He succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday evening," he said.

His body has been kept at the mortuary of the hospital, said Zahirul.

Two cases have been filed against over 2,500 people in connection with Saturday's clash between workers and police at the coal-based power plant of the S Alam Group in Banshkhali over payment of dues, which left five people dead and 25 others injured on that day.