PV Desk : As the price of onions continue to soar, traders have thrown away almost 15 tonnes of the kitchen staple in Chattogram.

Merchants dumped the rotten onions at Khatunganj’s Hamidullah market — regarded as Chattogram’s biggest spice market, Chan Mia market and Maddham Chaktai on Thursday, said Ahmed Safa, cleaning inspector of Bakshirhat ward No. 35.

According to the traders, the onions had decomposed on the way to the country from Myanmar.

Later, four rubbish trucks of the Chattogram City Corporation brought the discarded onions to a waste depot in the port city’s Arefin Nagar, said Ahmed.

“There were about 15-16 tonnes of rotten onions.”