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1 Person Dead, 30 Injured in Bangladesh Transport Strike


Police in Bangladesh say one person was killed and at least 30 injured on Sunday as clashes broke out between rival political activists across the country.

Authorities say the fatality took place in northeast Sylhet district after the fourth transportation strike in as many weeks once again ground the country to a halt.

The indefinite nationwide strike comes after talks between the interim government and opposition parties about election reforms failed to produce an agreement.

President Iajuddin Ahmed held separate meetings Saturday with former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and the head of the opposition Awami League, Sheikh Hasina. No breakthrough was reported.

Sheikh Hasina accuses the election commission of bias toward the government and wants the commissioner and several members replaced.

Amir Khasru has more on the story.

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