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Police firing in Chattogram leaves five workers dead
Five workers of a coal-based power plant of S Alam Group were shot to death and 25 others injured in a clash between police and workers over payment of their dues in Banshkhali upazila of Chattogram district on Saturday. The victims were identified as Ahmed Reza, Rony Hossain, Shuvho, Mohammad Rahat and Mohammad Raihan. Quoting locals, Azizul Islam, officer-in-charge of Banshkhali Police Station, said a tense situation had been prevailing among workers of the power plant since Friday over the payment of their dues. Also read: BNP activists fight with police in city; 2 cops injured On Saturday morning, union leaders sat in a meeting with the local administration to settle the issue. At one stage, an altercation broke out around 11:45 am, triggering a chase and counter chase.