7 killed, dozens injured in building collapse after explosion in Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 28, 2021

At least seven people were killed and dozens of others injured in the collapse of a commercial building after a massive explosion in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka on Sunday.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Shafiqul Islam told journalists that "seven people were killed in the explosion."

"We've come to know that at least 50 people were injured in the incident," he added.

The exact cause of the blast that took place at around 7:30 p.m. local time remained unclear.

Islam said that they did not find any evidence pointing to an act of sabotage that could have cause the explosion in the building which houses several restaurants and shops.

Broken glass walls of several nearby buildings and shopping malls littered the road outside the three-storeyed building.

Two buses were also heavily damaged due to the explosion.

IANS

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