Egg sale ends in chaos


PV Desk : A special egg sale in Dhaka has ended in drama after a scuffle started between police and buyers, who surprised organisers by turning up in the thousands.

The sale aimed to mark World Egg Day on Friday and was jointly organised by the Department of Livestock Services and the Bangladesh Poultry Industries Central Council or BPICC.

The prospect of buying an egg for just Tk 3 attracted thousands, who began queuing up in front of the Krishibid Institution at Khamarbari from 7am. The market price for a single egg is above Tk 8.

Their presence prompted the organisers to start the egg sale at 9am, an hour before schedule.

By that time, the queues of people carrying empty containers, even buckets and burlap sacks, stretched beyond the Bijoy Sarani intersection.

The organisers had announced that up to 90 eggs would be sold to an individual buyer, causing people of various ages and professions to respond with enthusiasm.