Mymensingh

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Mymensingh

(mī`mĕnsĭng), town (1991 pop. 188,713), N central Bangladesh, on an old channel of the Brahmaputra River. It is a trading center for rice, jute, sugar cane, oilseeds, tobacco, mustard, and pulses. Once noted for the manufacture of glass bangles, Mymensingh now has jute-pressing and electrical-supply industries. In the town are Ananda Mohan College (an affiliate of Dhaka Univ.), an agricultural university, a veterinary training institute, and the Institute of Radiation Genetics and Plant Breeding.
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At least 27 people died in a stampede in July 2015, during the distribution of zakat in Mymensingh town. Zakat means sanctity and growth.
The explosions occurred in Mymensingh town, about 110km (70 miles) north of the capital, Dhaka, the United News of Bangladesh reported.