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PM visits Sheikh Selim's house

  • Published at 03:14 pm April 24th, 2019
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pays a visit to Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim at his Banani residence, mourning Selim's grandson, Zayan Chowdhury on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Focus Bangla

Zayan's body reached Selim's residence around 1:30pm

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has visited Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim's residence, after the body of Selim's grandson, Zayan Chowdhury, arrived in Dhaka.

The prime minister visited Selim's residence at 2:40pm on Wednesday. 

Eight-year-old Zayan died in the bomb attack in Sri Lanka on Sunday. His body arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 12:45pm. 

His body reached Selim's residence around 1:30pm.

At least 359 people were killed—and around 500 injured—in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in the Sri Lankan capital on Easter Sunday; the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.

Zayan, one of the two sons of Awami League Presidium Member Sheikh Selim’s daughter, Sheikh Amena Sultana Sonia, died in the explosion at a hotel where the family was staying. 

Zayan’s father, Mashiul Haque Chowdhury, was also injured in the blast and later admitted to a hospital in Sri Lanka, according to Sheikh Selim’s Personal Assistant Imrul Haque.