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Locals block Dhaka- Chattogram Highway protesting accident
Several hundred villagers including students put up a barricade on Dhaka-Chattogram highway following the injuries of two students in a road accident at Kanchpur in Sonargaon upazila on Thursday, reports UNB.
Mohammad Kaiyum, in-charge of Kanchpur Police camp, said two students of Hazi Omar Ali High School sustained injured when a vehicle hit them in Kanchpur area around 8:30 am.
The injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said the OC. As the news spread, the students of the school along with locals put up a barricade on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway, halting traffic movement on the busy road.
The agitating locals also vandalised 10-12 vehicles following the accident, he added. Several thousand people have been suffering since morning as a 10-kilometre-long tailback stretching from Meghna Bridge to Signboard pointin Narayanganj was created following the incident.