At least seven people were killed and several hundred injured in a massive explosion in a three-storey building at Moghbazar in Dhaka on Sunday.
‘Seven people died so far and 50 others were admitted to different hospitals in the city with injuries caused by the explosion,’ said Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam after visiting the spot.
‘Among the deceased people, one is a child. We have rescued over 50 people from the house and the adjacent main road and sent them to hospitals,’ said the metropolitan police’s deputy commissioner for Ramna division Shazzadur Rahman.
The names of the deceased could not be known immediately.
An official of Dhaka Community Medical College Hospital at Moghbazar said that two of the injured people died in the hospital and around 300 injured were treated there.
The hospital authorities sent 37 injured people to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.