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Gulistan blast death toll now 25 as one more dies

Senior Correspondent |
Update: 2023-03-26 15:05:12
Gulistan blast death toll now 25 as one more dies

The death toll from the deadly explosion in a 7-storey building in Dhaka’s Gulistan area rose to 25 as one more person succumbed to his injuries today (March 26). 

The deceased was identified as Md Hasan, 32, son of Abu Ahmed Siddique of Noakhali’s Begumganj upazila.

Hasan had been undergoing treatment at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery with 12 percent burn injuries. 

He succumbed to his injuries around 9 am, said Inspector Bachhu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police camp.

On March 7, at least 17 people were killed and over 100 were injured in a massive explosion in the building near a BRTC bus counter in the capital’s Gulistan area.

Meanwhile, three more bodies were recovered from the debris and four others succumbed to their injuries in hospital raising the death toll to 24.

The explosion occurred around 4:50pm on Tuesday. A sanitary materials shop on the ground floor of the building, BRAC Bank office on one of the other floors and an adjacent 7-storey building were damaged but no building collapsed.

BDST: 1504 HRS, MAR 26, 2023

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