Bangladesh: At least seven dead in Dhaka explosion


At least seven people were killed in an explosion in a building in Bangladesh on Sunday. 50 more were injured, according to the police and fire brigade, when the three-story house in the center of the capital Dhaka was shaken by the violent explosion. The police suspect a gas leak as the cause of the accident.



Helpers are looking for survivorsPhoto: MOHAMMAD PONIR HOSSAIN / REUTERS


The police suspect a gas leak as the reason for the explosion

The police suspect a gas leak as the reason for the explosionPhoto: MOHAMMAD PONIR HOSSAIN / REUTERS

The explosion was so strong that the window panes of at least four passing buses shattered. Dozens of passengers were injured.


The pictures show the extent of the accident

The pictures show the extent of the accidentPhoto: MOHAMMAD PONIR HOSSAIN / REUTERS

The building, which housed a restaurant, electronics store, and several other stores, was completely destroyed, according to eyewitnesses. According to the police, two adjacent buildings were also partially damaged.

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