At least 7 people killed, several injured in Bangladesh blast

Rescue workers at the site after a blast in a shop in Dhaka. — Reuters
Rescue workers at the site after a blast in a shop in Dhaka. — Reuters

Dhaka - The explosion took place in the evening at a building in Dhaka’s Moghbazar area



By AP

Published: Sun 27 Jun 2021, 9:49 PM

Last updated: Sun 27 Jun 2021, 10:00 PM

At least seven people died and dozens were injured in an explosion in Bangladesh’s capital on Sunday, but authorities could not determine the nature of the explosion that damaged vehicles and surrounding buildings, police and fire department said.

The explosion took place in the evening at a building in Dhaka’s Moghbazar area and rescuers reached the scene, said Faisalur Rahman, a fire control room official.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shafiqul Islam told reporters at least seven people died. The injured were taken to hospitals, he said.


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