HUNDRED THOUSANDS BROKE LOCKDOWN ORDER IN BANGLADESH


100,000 gather for funeral in Bangladesh, defying lockdown and sparking outbreak fears

More than 100,000 people broke Bangladesh's lockdown order on Saturday to attend the funeral of a senior leader of the Islamist party in the district of Brahmanbaria, this was made known by the authority.

The prime Minister's special assistant, Shah Ali Farhad and the Brahmanbaria police spokesman, Imtiaz Ahmed confirmed the number that gathered for funeral.

Thousands of persons flooded the roads to Brahmanbaria district, walking from the surrounding areas to attend the funeral, according to Mohammad Mamunul Haque, the joint secretary general of the Islamist party.

The police were unable to control the crowd, resulting in the officer in charge and assistant superintendent being withdrawn from the event and a committee being formed to start an investigation into how such a large crowd was allowed to congregate, according to Sohel Rana, the Bangladesh Police Central spokesman.

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