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Moghbazar explosion: Death toll climbs to 11

More than 60 people were injured in the powerful explosion on Sunday evening

Update : 01 Jul 2021, 10:21 AM

Two more victims, who received burns in Sunday's massive explosion in Dhaka’s Moghbazar, have died at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery -- taking the death toll from the incident to 11.

Md Rasel, 21, who sustained 90% burn, died at the institute's high dependency unit around 2:15pm on Thursday, confirmed resident physician of the institute Dr Partha Sankar Pal.

Rasel used to work at a Bengal Meat outlet on the ground floor of the collapsed building. A native of Thakurgaon, Rasel lived in a rented house in Moghbazar.

Earlier, Md Nur Nabi, 30, who also sustained 90% burns, died at the institute's intensive care unit around 4:30am.

Nabi was a van driver and hailed from Rajbari. He currently lived in a rented house in the capital’s Elephant Road. 

Apart from the 11 dead, more than 60 people were injured after the powerful explosion ripped through the building on the Outer Circular Road near Moghbazar Wireless Gate on Sunday evening.

Also Read - Moghbazar explosion: Police start case against unidentified people

Multiple vehicles and adjacent buildings were damaged by the blast as well.

Ramna police early Tuesday filed a case over the explosion against several unidentified persons for causing death by negligence.

The unknown individuals could be anyone connected to the building, including its owner, tenants or utility people.

Investigators have yet to make any breakthrough in identifying the cause of the explosion even after site visits by different agencies, including police and Fire Service, over the past three days.

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