The death toll from a gas explosion, in Dhaka’s Jurain area on August 14, has reached three as a five-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries today. The deceased was identified as Afsana, daughter of Atahar Ali. Dr Tariqul Islam, resident medical officer of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, said that Afsana had been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital with 25 percent burn injuries. She breathed her last around 7:50 am today. Mother, daughter die in Sylhat gas cylinder blast; 4 injured Earlier, on Monday, five members of a family, including Afsana, suffered burn injuries in an explosion apparently from a gas pipeline leak. Among the injured, Atahar Ali, 35, father of the child, and his wife Mukta Khatun, 30, died at the hospital on August 17. Death toll from Gazipur blast stands at two Two more victims, Altaf Sikder, 72, and his wife Morjina Begum, 50, Mukta’s parents, received first aid. Woman injured in Jurain blast dies at DMCH
The death toll from an oil tanker explosion in the Kirtankhola River in Barishal on May 11 rose to three with the death of another victim at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. The deceased was identified Kutubuddin, 48, chief driver of the vessel and son of Saleh Ahmed of Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram district. Kutubuddin had been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital since May 11 and breathed his last on Sunday night, said Morshedul Alam, chairman of Kumira union parishad. Fardin Arafat Swadhin, 22, son of Kutubuddin, died during the explosion. On May 11, an explosion occurred at an oil-laden tanker ‘MT Ibadi-1’, leaving two people including Swadhin and Babul Kanti Das, 64 dead on the spot. The ship was anchored in the Kirtankhola River in Barishal. The oil-tanker carrying 3.5 lakh liter petrol and 10 lakh liter of diesel went to Barishal from Chattogram to unload oil of Meghna group in Barishal.
The death toll from the explosion at a re-rolling mill in Narayanganj's Rupganj upazila went up to seven with the death of the last victim on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Md Ibrahim, 35. Ibrahim, who received 28% burn injuries, succumbed to his injuries at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery this morning, Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, said. Earlier, on May 4, seven workers were injured in an explosion which took place at the mill when they were melting iron inside it in the afternoon. One worker died on Thursday and three more succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery on Friday. Also read: Death toll from Narayanganj re-rolling mill explosion rises to 4 The deceased were identified as Sankar, 40, Elias Ali (35) and Alamgir (30) of Kishoreganj’s Itna upazila and Neyon (20) of Rajbari district. Meanwhile, Golam Rabbani, 35, of Lalmonirhat district and Jewel Hossain, 25, died while undergoing treatment at the same hospitals on May 6. A three-member probe body has been formed to look into the explosion.
The death toll from Thursday’s explosion, at a re-rolling mill in Bhulta Gauchia area of Rupganj upazila under Narayanganj district, climbed to 5 as another victim died on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Golam Rabbani, 35, of Lalmonirhat district. Rabbani, who sustained 95% burn injuries died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery early Saturday, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police camp. Earlier, on Thursday, seven workers were injured in an explosion which took place at the mill when they were melting iron inside it in the afternoon. Also read: Death toll from Narayanganj re-rolling mill explosion rises to 4 One worker died on Thursday and three more succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery on Friday. Meanwhile, a three-member probe body has been formed to look into the explosion.
The death toll from the massive explosion that ripped through a 5-storey building in Gulistan's Siddique Bazar area has risen to 24, with one more victim succumbing to his injuries on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Zahan Sardar Selim, 21, son of Jahangir Sardar of Jatrabari. Selim had been undergoing treatment at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery with 50% burn injuries. He succumbed to his injuries around 4:40 pm, said Inspector Bachhu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police camp. Also Read: Building owners among 3 land in jail over Gulistan blast Earlier, on March 7, at least 17 people were killed and over 100 were injured in a massive explosion in the 5-storey building near a BRTC bus counter in the capital’s Gulistan area. A sanitary materials shop on the ground floor of the building, BRAC Bank office on one of the floors and an adjacent 7-storey building were damaged but the building didn't collapse. Meanwhile, two bodies were recovered from the debris on March 9. Musa Haider, 45, a victim succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on the same day, raising the death toll to 20. Meanwhile, firefighters recovered the body of another victim from the debris on March 9 while two other victims identified as Yeasin Arafat and Mirza Azam succumbed to their injuries at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery on March 9 and March 11, respectively. Three people, including the owner of the building at Siddique Bazar, were arrested in a case over the blast on Thursday. A Dhaka court on Thursday put the three arrested people on a three-day remand.
The death toll from Sunday’s fire at an apartment block in Gulshan-2 increased to two as another victim died on Monday morning. Raju Mia Shikder, who sustained injuries during the fire incident, died at a hospital in the capital, said Deputy Commissioner (Gulshan division) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Abdul Ahad. Also Read: Probe committee formed over Gulshan fire The fire that quickly tore through the apartment block Sunday (February 19, 2022) evening was brought under control after four hours. Anwar Hossain, who used to work in the 12- storeyed building, was killed after the deadly fire engulfed it. Also, 22 people – nine men, 12 women, and one child –were rescued. “The fire broke out on the seventh floor of a 12-storey building in Gulshan-2 at 6:59pm. However, the reasons for the fire mishap and the extent of damage could not immediately be confirmed," Anwarul Islam, warehouse inspector of the Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters media cell, said. Read More: Gulshan apartment block fire tamed after 4 hours; 1 confirmed dead.
The death toll from an attack by the Islamic State group against an army checkpoint and people collecting truffles in central Syria has risen to at least 53, most of them civilians, state media and an opposition war monitor reported Saturday. The attack near the central town of Sukhna on Friday was the deadliest by the extremist group since so far this year, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor said. The Observatory said the attack targeted a Syrian army checkpoint and people collecting wild truffles nearby, killing 68 people, including 61 civilians. It said IS fighters reached the area on motorcycles. On Friday, it reported that the attack killed 46. The Observatory, which tracks Syria’s conflict, said the IS gunmen took advantage of the Feb. 6 earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria killing tens of thousands of people to carry out their deadly attack. The attention in Syria has been mostly focused on the earthquake over the past two weeks. Syria’s state news agency, SANA, quoted the head of the general hospital in the central town of Palmyra as saying that they have received the bodies of 46 civilians and seven soldiers. Despite their defeat in Syria in March 2019, Islamic State sleeper cells still conduct attacks around Syria and Iraq, where they once declared a “caliphate.” On Friday, the U.S. military said a helicopter raid led by its forces in northeast Syria left a senior leader with the Islamic State group dead and four American service members wounded. It identified the killed IS commander as Hamza al-Homsi. Joint operations between the U.S. military and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are common in northeast and eastern Syria along the border with Iraq.
The death toll from a boating accident in a lake in northwest Pakistan over the weekend reached 51, the military said Tuesday. The vessel was carrying children and teachers from a seminary on a picnic. Police on Sunday said at least 10 students drowned after their boat capsized in Tanda Dam in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. They said then that the vessel was carrying 25 people. Later, however, officials said the boat was overcrowded and in fact was carrying 57 people, mostly children, and at least 51 had died. Read more: 19 women drowned as boat capsizes in Pakistan's Indus River: media The military said in a statement that divers from the army and local emergency service rescued five survivors. It said the search for the remaining person was continuing. Such accidents are common in Pakistan, where rickety wooden boats are often used to transport goods and people on rivers and lakes. Most operate without life jackets.
More bodies were found Friday following an avalanche that buried vehicles outside a highway tunnel in Tibet, raising the death toll to 28, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reported. Images from the scene at the exit of the tunnel connecting the city of Nyingchi in Tibet’s southwest with an outlying county showed about half a dozen backhoes digging through deep snow. Reports said around 1,000 rescuers had joined the effort. Tons of snow and ice collapsed onto the mouth of the tunnel on Tuesday evening, trapping drivers in their vehicles. Read more: More bodies found in Tibet avalanche, death toll rises to 20 Many of the people were headed home for China’s Lunar New Year holiday, which starts Sunday. Nyingchi lies at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet (3,048 meters), about a five-hour drive from the regional capital, Lhasa, along a highway that opened in 2018.
One of the injured in Friday afternoon's fatal road accident in Sylhet died at Osmani Medical College Hospital, raising the death toll to three from the accident. Md Rezaul succumbed to his injuries around 8 am while undergoing treatment at Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital, said Rezaul Karim, officer-in-charge of Moglabazar police station under the Dakshin Surma upazila. Earlier this afternoon, two people were killed and four others injured as a speeding truck crashed into a CNG-run autorickshaw in Dakshin Surma upazila of the district, police said. Also read: 2 dead, four wounded in Sylhet road crash The accident occurred around 4.30 pm when the speeding truck hit the autorickshaw from the opposite direction on Sultanpur-Gaharpur Road in the Battala area, leaving two people dead on the spot and others injured, added the OC. The injured were rushed to Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital, he said. Of them, the condition of Rozina was stated to be critical, the OC said quoting physicians. The bodies have been kept at the hospital morgue for autopsies, the police officer added.