Man dies in Dhaka building explosion

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2021-01-13 16:02:43 BdST

A man has been killed and six others injured after a suspected AC compressor explosion at a building in the capital's Gulshan-2.

The incident took place at Empori Financial Centre, which houses the visa processing office of the Consular Section of UAE and a branch of NCC Bank, around 1:30 pm on Wednesday, DMP Deputy Commissioner (Gulshan Zone) Sudip Kumar Chakrabarty told bdnews24.com.

The dead man has been identified as 30-year-old Azizul Haque, senior technician of Aziz Trade and Engineering Ltd.

The authorities could not determine the cause of the blast immediately.

"Police say they suspect the explosion occurred in an AC compressor. The bomb disposal unit of the police is working to find the actual cause of the explosion," said Chakrabarty.

The injured were sent to hospital, with the explosion causing huge damage to the ground floor of the building, said Abul Kalam Azad, duty officer of Baridhara Fire Service Station.

A video of the incident circulating on Facebook shows the blast smashing down the glasses and windows of the building.

Police later sealed off the area as a crowd began to form outside the building.