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POST TIME: 30 July, 2018 12:05:40 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 30 July, 2018 06:44:09 PM
Students block Airport Road over Sunday’s bus crash
Independent Online Desk

Students block Airport Road over Sunday’s bus crash

Students of different schools and colleges block Airport road on monday protesting the death of two students in a road accident

Traffic on Airport road came to a halt on Monday morning as students of different schools and colleges blocked the road protesting the death of two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College in a road accident on Sunday, UNB reports.

Witnesses said several hundred students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College took to the streets around 10:30 am and put up barricade on the road, disrupting traffic movement on the busy road.

The enraged students also chanted slogans saying ‘we want justice’ on the road.

Besides, the students of different schools and colleges including BAF Shaheen College, Kurmitola,  Government Science College, Nawab Habibullah Model School & College, Bangabandhu College and Banani Bidya Niketan School and College joined the road blockade programme expressing solidarity with their demand.

Earlier, the students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin School and College formed a human chain in front of their college around 10 am demanding justice. 

On information, police went to the spot and removed them from the college premises.

Later, they staged sit-in near Radisson Hotel around 10:15 am, disrupting traffic movement. 

As police obstructed them from staging demonstrations near the hotel they brought out a rally from there protesting the death of their two fellows and put up barricade on the Airport road.

Earlier on Sunday, Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib were killed as a bus ploughed through some students in front of Kurmitola General Hospital on Airport Road in the capital.

Angered by the tragic incident, the students of the college took to the streets and put up barricades on both sides of the road, disrupting traffic from 1 pm to 1:45 pm.

They also vandalised several vehicles and set fire to two buses, including the killer one.

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