| 19 June 2024, Wednesday |

Explosion kills 15 in crowded market in Bangladesh capital

Tuesday’s explosion in a busy market area of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, resulted in at least 15 fatalities and numerous injuries, according to a local fire department official.

According to the official, the explosion took place within a seven-story structure and severely damaged two levels.

“There were numerous stores selling home items and sanitary products. The blast also caused damage to a bus parked on the building’s other side “Dinomoni Sharma, a fire department official, added.

The cause of the blast was unclear, Sharma said, adding that the death toll could rise as rescue operations were ongoing.

  • Reuters