Death toll from Rajabari scrap warehouse explosion rises to 7

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Published: 8/10/2022 6:18:22 AM

The death toll from the Rajabari scrap warehouse explosion rose to seven with another injured dying at a Dhaka hospital on Tuesday night.

The deceased was identified as Md Shafiqul Islam, 32.

Shafiqul, who sustained 80% burns, breathed his last at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery at 10pm, said Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police outpost in-charge Md Bacchu Mia.

Al-Amin, 30, another victim, who suffered 70% burns, died in the early hours of Tuesday.

On Monday night, Masum Ali, 35, son of Rahad Ali, who received 80% burns, succumbed to his injuries around 7.35pm at the hospital, Bacchu Mia said.

Earlier, on the same day, around 1.30am, Mizan, who suffered 95% burns, succumbed to his injuries.On Sunday, three injured -- Gazi Mazharul Islam, 48, Md Alam Mia, 20, and Md Nur Hossain, 60 -- died at the same hospital.

Eight people suffered burn injuries in the blast that occurred around 11.45am on Saturday in the warehouse, said officer-in-charge of Turag police station Mehedi Hasan.

The only survivor Md Shahin, 25, is undergoing treatment at the hospital with severe injuries. "He sustained 35% burns," said resident surgeon Dr SM Ayub Hossain.

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