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Bangladesh police gun down young girl at footwear worker protest
(01-09 21:09)

Police in Bangladesh shot and killed a young girl when they opened fire on workers protesting at feared wage cuts in the footwear industry after hundreds went on the rampage at a South Korean export zone, an officer said.
Some 5,000 workers staged demonstrations at the private Korean Export Processing Zone in the southern port city of Chittagong, following a rumor that employee benefits may be scrapped.
Police fired live rounds after some protesters clashed with officers and vandalized one of the factories, owned by Korean footwear and garment giant Youngone.
A 20-year-old female worker died in hospital after being hit with a bullet, head of industrial police Tofael Ahmed told AFP.
“The workers vandalized the factory and then attacked police over a rumor that the factory authorities have cut some of their benefits from this month's wages,'' Ahmed said, adding that police used tear gas before opening fire.
The riot was the first on a large scale by workers in Bangladesh's rapidly expanding footwear industry.

   
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