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Moghbazar blast: Another body found in debris; death toll stands at 8

Firefighters recovered the body of a security guard from debris on Tuesday, two days after the deadly blast in a three-storey building near Moghbazar Wireless Gate.

Fire service men recovered the body of security guard Harun-ur-Rashid, 65, around 3:30 pm, said deputy director (operation) Debashish Bardhan of Fire Service and Civil Defence.

Earlier in the day, police lodged a case against unidentified people for the deaths for negligence.

An FIR in the case was filed with the Ramna police station following a complaint by sub-inspector Rezaul Karim, officer-in-charge Monirul Islam told UNB.

Seven people were killed and more than 66 others injured after a powerful explosion ripped through a building near Moghbazar Wireless Gate on Sunday evening.

The next day, police formed a seven-member committee to investigate the blast.

Additional police commissioner of Counter Terrorism and Transnationals Crime (CTTC) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will head the committee, the Bangladesh Police Headquarters said in a release on Monday.

Earlier that day, Brig Gen Md Sazzad Hussain, director general of Fire Service and Civil Defence, said they had formed a five-member committee to investigate the explosion.

Both the committees have got seven working days to submit their reports.

Source: United News of Bangladesh