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Bangladesh police shoot dead five workers protesting at China-backed power plant

At least five people were shot dead and dozens injured when Bangladesh police opened fire Saturday on demonstrating workers at the construction site of a Chinese-financed power plant, officials said.Police started shooting after workers became violent, said Saiduzzman Chowdhury, government administrator in the southern coastal town of Banshkhali.They were protesting over unpaid wages, working hours and alleged discrimination.Azizul Islam, Banshkhali police chief, said about 2,000 protesters…


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