Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Dhaka warehouse blast: Death toll rises to 6

The death toll from the Rajabari scrap godown explosion rose to six, with another injured succumbing at a city hospital in the small hours of Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Al Amin, 30.

Al Amin, who sustained 75% burns, breathed his last at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery around 2.30am, said Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police outpost in-charge Md Bacchu Mia.

On Monday night, Masum Ali, 35, son of Rahad Ali, who received 80% burns, succumbed to his injuries around 7:35 pm at the hospital, said Md Bacchu.

Earlier on Monday, around 1.30am, Mizan, who suffered 95% burns, succumbed to his injuries, Bacchu Mia said.

On Sunday, three injured -- Gazi Mazharul Islam, 48, Md Alam Mia, 20, and Md Nur Hossain, 60 -- died at the same hospital.

Eight people suffered burn injuries in the blast that occurred around 11.45am on Saturday in the godown, said officer-in-charge of Turag Police Station, Mehedi Hasan.

The other injured -- Masum, 35, Shafiqul and Md. Shahin, 25 -- are undergoing treatment at the hospital with severe injuries.

Among them, Masum sustained 95% burns, Shafiqul 80% and Shahin 35%, said the hospital’s resident surgeon, Dr SM Ayub Hossain.