A garment factory worker in Bangladesh has been killed in riots there this weekend, and many people have been injured, according to news reports.

Reuters said the female employee worked for Fortuna Apparels Ltd and was reportedly shot as riots broke out.

As many as 60 others, including police officers, were injured in clashes arising from payment disputes at a factory outside the capital Dhaka. The police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at some of the thousand protesters that took to the streets, reported The Australian.

In October last year nearly 200 people were injured when garment workers in Bangladesh staged street protests over a new minimum wage deal.