14 dead in Gulistan city explosion in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Mar 7 (Agencies): At least 14 people were killed and about 100 injured after a huge explosion took place next to the BRTC bus counter in Dhaka’s Gulistan on Tuesday, according to reports.

Fire service deputy director (Dhaka division) Dinomoni Sharma confirmed the deaths. He said the explosion took place on the ground floor of a seven-storied building on Syed Nazrul Islam Avenue in Gulistan. Rescue operation is underway on the first and the second floors of the building.


“We have recovered four bodies so far and more people are likely to be injured in the explosion,” Dinomoni Sharma added.

Earlier, the fire service in an SMS said they received the news of an explosion beside the BRTC bus counter around 4:50pm.

Five units of fire serve rushed to the stop and began rescue operation. Two more units joined the rescue operation later.

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