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35 injured in violence over power cuts in Bangladesh

india Updated: Sep 20, 2006 12:28 IST

At least 35 people have been injured in Bangladesh during violent protests against the country's worst power crisis in the past three years.

Several thousand people in capital Dhaka, Narsingdi and Munshiganj districts staged demonstrations on Tuesday demanding uninterrupted power supply, media reports said.

In Narsingdi, workers of different power loom factories and other industrial units attacked the local power supply office.

Police used batons, fired rubber bullets and teargas shells on the agitating workers, leaving at least 35 people injured.

In Dhaka, several hundred people gathered at busy Mohakhali area and blocked up the road in front of the wireless gate at about 7:30 pm.

There was a jam on the road till late into the night following the incident.

In Munshiganj, several hundred people observed a five-minute work abstention, protesting against the frequent power outages, which have disrupted normal life, businesses and eat outs.