• Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020
  • Last Update : 12:50 pm

Family in shock after losing son in Beirut blast

  • Published at 11:44 am August 6th, 2020
An aerial view shows the massive damage at Beirut port's grain silos and the area around it on August 5, 2020, one day after a massive explosion hit the heart of the Lebanese capital. - Rescuers searched for survivors in Beirut in the morning after a cataclysmic explosion at the port sowed devastation across entire neighbourhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands and plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis. (Photo by - / AFP)
An aerial view shows the massive damage at Beirut port's grain silos and the area around it on August 5, 2020, one day after a massive explosion hit the heart of the Lebanese capital AFP

Mizan went to Beirut after borrowing Tk6 lakh from relatives and a local NGO

Mizanur Rahman Khan from Kalkini upazila, Madaripur went to Beirut, Lebanon in 2017 and took a job at a hotel.

His mother who used to work at a factory in Dhaka had borrowed Tk6 lakh from relatives and a local NGO for his travelling expenses to Beirut.

Mizan, 25, a father of a three-year-old and the eldest of four siblings used to bear most of the financial expenses of the family.

He went abroad so that his family could lead a better life and their financial trouble could go away. But all their dreams were shattered into pieces after Mizan lost his life in the massive explosions which rocked the port of Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday.

Mizan’s father Jahangir Khan was speechless after learning about his son’s death.

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He said: “I last spoke with him (Mizan) on Tuesday night. All I want right now is my son’s body to be brought back home as soon as possible.”

Mizan’s mother is sick and cannot work anymore after she damaged six fingers of her hands in an accident at her place of work in Dhaka.

The upazila’s Shikarmongol Union Parishad Chairman Md Sirajul Islam Mridha said: “I have heard the news of Mizan’s demise. I will provide financial support to his family and try my level best to bring back his body back home.”

A total of four Bangladeshi nationals died and around 100 were injured in the blast.

The blast also killed over 100 and injured more than 4,000 people.

In a press release on Wednesday, the Inter Service Public Relation Directorate (ISPR) confirmed at least 21 members of Bangladesh Navy were injured in the two explosions on Tuesday.

All of them were on duty at BNS Bijoy (which also suffered damages) of the Bangladesh Navy under the Maritime Task Force deployed as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Beirut, confirmed the statement.

One of them, Bangladesh Navy Senior Warrant Officer Md Harun-ur-Rashid was admitted to American University of Beirut Medical Centre in critical condition, the ISPR confirmed.

All the injured navy men are out of danger.

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