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Dhaka Warehouse Blast

Death toll rises to 8

The death toll from the Rajabari scrap godown explosion rose to eight, with another injured person succumbing to burns at a city hospital on Friday night, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Shahin Mia, 25.

Shahin, who sustained 40% burns, breathed his last at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery at 10pm, said Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) police outpost in-charge Md Bachchu Mia.

Earlier, Shafiqul, 32, who sustained 80% burns, died at the hospital on August 9.

Al-Amin, 30, another victim, who suffered 70% burns, died in the small hours of August 9.

On August 8, Masum Ali, 35, son of Rahad Ali, who received 80% burns, succumbed to his injuries around 7.35pm at the hospital, Bachchu Mia said.

Earlier, on the same day, around 1.30am, Mizan, who suffered 95% burns, succumbed to his injuries.

On August 7, 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 August 6 in the godown, said officer-in-charge of Turag Police Station, Mehedi Hasan.