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8 killed, over 100 injured as explosion rocks 7-storey building in Dhaka

Dhaka: At least eight people were killed and over 100 others injured on Tuesday in an explosion at a seven-story building here in Bangladesh’s capital, police said.

Five firefighting units were rushed to the spot after the blast, which occurred around 4:50 pm (local time), it is reported, citing the fire service control room.

The cause of the explosion could not be known immediately.

The injured were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said DMCH police outpost Inspector Bacchu Miah. He added that all of them were receiving treatment at the hospital’s emergency unit.

The building has several stores for sanitary products on the bottom floor and a branch of BRAC Bank was located in the building adjacent to it.

The blast shattered the glass walls of the bank and also damaged a bus standing on the opposite side of the road, reports said.