Dhaka Blast: 15 Killed and More than 100 Injured

DHAKA: At least 15 died and more than 100 were injured in a blast inside a building in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. The death toll is likely to increase as several people are feared trapped in the basement of the building, local media reported.

The explosion took place in a 5-storey building near the BRTC bus counter in the capital city’s Gulistan area. The building has several stores for sanitary products on the lower floors and a branch of BRAC bank is located adjacent to the building.

A rapid action Batallion’s bomb disposal unit of fire fighters and rescue workers were rushed to the spot after the blast which occurred late evening. The blast shattered the glass walls of the bank and also damaged a bus standing on the opposite side.

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 cause of the blast is yet to be ascertained.

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