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PM pays tribute to August 21 grenade attack victims

  • Published at 03:11 pm August 21st, 2018
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placing wreaths at a makeshift memorial built in front of Awami League’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2018 Focus Bangla

Twenty-four people were killed in the attack on August 21, 2004

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tribute to the victims of August 21 grenade attack by placing wreaths at a makeshift memorial built in front of Awami League’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue.

She placed the wreaths at a makeshift memorial, built in memory of the victims of the grenade attack, on Tuesday morning.

Twenty-four people, including then president of Awami Mohila League, and late president Zillur Rahman's wife, Ivy Rahman, were killed in the attack August 21, 2004.

Over 500 others suffered splinter wounds in the attack and many of them were disabled for life, reports UNB.

The attack was carried out at an anti-terrorism rally of Awami League on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka.

Sheikh Hasina narrowly escaped fatal injury in the attack. However, her hearing was impaired by the impact of the repeated grenade blasts that occurred near the truck-dais, at the huge public rally.

Earlier in the day, as president of Awami League, she placed a wreath at the memorial.  Cabinet members, the prime minister's advisers, senior leaders of the Awami League and 14-parties, as well as family members of the victims of the attack, were present at the time.  

After the event, Sheikh Hasina met relatives of the victims of the grenade attack.