• Short Summary

    Three people died in a desperate crush of people trying to get away from a police baton charge in the Bangladesh capital Dacca on Friday (24 October)
    The police were trying to disperse huge crowds of people who had besieged an employment office on the chance of getting some of 100,000 labouring jobs apparently open to Bangladesh in the Middle East countries of Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.

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    Three people died in a desperate crush of people trying to get away from a police baton charge in the Bangladesh capital Dacca on Friday (24 October)
    The police were trying to disperse huge crowds of people who had besieged an employment office on the chance of getting some of 100,000 labouring jobs apparently open to Bangladesh in the Middle East countries of Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.

    Bangladesh is a country of more than 70 million of the poorest people in the world. About 70 per cent of the young men of Bangladesh are jobless and with the average earning being a pathetic 70 U.S. dollars (about GBP35 sterling) a year, the chance of a job and pay is enough to attract large crowds.

    Only two days before the incident Bangladesh's State Minister for labour and Social Welfare said his country would encourage "more and more people" to apply for jobs in the Middle East. He said, "This not relations with those countries".

    President Khondaker Mostaque Ahmed's government, which came to power after Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed in a military coup in August, revealed last week that there are over a million and a half destitute people in bangladesh surviving only on the pittance given by the Bangladesh Red Cross Society. During the week at least two thousand more homeless arrived in a destitute camp in the Tongi industrial area in the outskirts of Dacca city.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEG3CHP4997PNFL5HF6CJK1D9F
    Media URN:
    VLVAEG3CHP4997PNFL5HF6CJK1D9F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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