1 dead, buses torched ahead of Bangladesh strike
DHAKA: Police and media reports in Bangladesh say at least one man has died after unidentified people set fire to at least five buses in the capital ahead of an opposition-sponsored general strike.
An 18-party opposition alliance will enforce the strike on Sunday to urge the government to find a regional opposition leader who went missing on Tuesday from a Dhaka street.
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Police official Sirajul Islam says a bus was set on fire on Saturday in Dhaka's Khilgaon area, killing the 40-year-old driver. The United News of Bangladesh agency and several television stations say four other buses were set on fire in parts of Dhaka.
The opposition has blamed security agencies for Elias Ali's disappearance but the government has denied this.
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