Rural areas in Bangladesh were the worst hit on the second day of hartal called by the Opposition on Tuesday.

Over a 100 people, including several cameramen of private television channels, were injured as pro-hartal activists clashed with the police and ruling party men and hurled crude bombs in Munshiganj, Chittagong and Bogra during the 60-hour hartal.

The opposition BNP and Jamaat-Islamimen workers put barricades on the railway track and blasted handmade bombs at different places, forcing suspension of train services.

The shutdown is being enforced demanding a non-party polls-time government to oversee the next parliamentary election.

In Munshiganj district, near Dhaka, 53 people were injured, 10 of them were hit by bullets, when the police prevented a procession by the Opposition activists. The Dhaka-Shreenagar-Dohar road turned into a battlefield as pro-hartal activists vandalised and torched many vehicles.

Two cameramen of Channel i and Desh TV were injured as the BNP men lobbed Molotov cocktails at Station Road in Chittagong.

At least 10 persons were injured when protesters blasted homemade bombs and hurled brick chips on a train at Bogra station. A train driver was injured in stone-throwing by strikers at Kurigram. The opposition activists hurled stones at the inter-city Lalmoni Express .

In northern Rajshahi, police had to fire rubber bullets to disperse the activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami.

A clash between supporters of the Awami League and the BNP took place in southern Chandpur in which at least 50 were injured. Police fired rubber bullets to control the situation.