Voting has begun in a Bangladesh general election that has been plagued by deadly violence and is being boycotted by the main opposition party.
“The polls opened across the country at 8am (1300 AEDT),” said election commission spokesman S.M. Asaduzzaman.
About 150 people have died since October when the opposition launched a campaign designed to derail the election, and there were fresh reports of deaths on Saturday night.
Police said that a polling officer was beaten to death in the northern district of Thakurgaon on Saturday night, while a truck driver died of burn injuries after his vehicle was firebombed on Friday by opposition activists.