Blast In Dhaka Building: 14 Killed, Over 100 Injured
Dhaka: At least 14 people were killed and over 100 others injured on Tuesday in an explosion at a seven-storey building in Bangladesh’s capital, police said.
Five firefighting units were rushed to the spot after the blast, which occurred around 4:50 pm (local time), the Press Trust of India reported quoting bdnews24 news portal, citing the fire service control room.
The cause of the explosion could not be known immediately.
The injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said DMCH police outpost Inspector Bacchu Miah. He added that all of them were receiving treatment at the hospital’s emergency unit.
The building has several stores for sanitary products on the bottom floor and a branch of BRAC Bank islocated in the building adjacent to it. The blast shattered the bank’s glass walls and damaged a bus standing on the opposite side of the road, reports said.
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