City blast kills one

DHAKA, A man was killed and three others injured as

a chunk of wall fell on them following an explosion in a building in the

city's Shanir Akhra area in the morning.

The wall collapsed on a number of pedestrians following an explosion at a

private bank office located on the 3rd floor of the building around 9:23am,

leaving one dead and three injured, Deputy Assistant Director of Fire

Services Headquarters Md Nazimuzzaman told BSS.

The deceased was identified as Farid Ahmed, 50, a hat trader, while the

injured were bakery manager Kamal, 40, van puller Saidul, 30, and fruits'

trader Jakir Hossain, 35, he said, adding that all of them were taken to

Dhaka Medical College and Hosptial (DMCH).

Getting information, Nazimuzzaman said, a number of fire fighters rushed

to the spot and brought the flame under control at around 10am.

He also said the building housed a hotel on the ground floor and banks on

the second and third floors. The third and second floors of the house,

however, were damaged, he added.

Nazimuzzaman said that the Fire Services had already formed a probe body

to investigate the matter.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)