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12:00 AM, January 14, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:35 AM, January 14, 2021

One killed in AC explosion

Subsequent blast injures six

A mechanic was killed and at least six were injured in an air conditioner explosion and another subsequent blast in a high-rise at the capital's Gulshan yesterday.

The deceased -- Azizul Haque (35) -- was working at the AC chiller plant on the roof of a 14-storey commercial building "Empori Financial Centre", said fire service.

The explosion took place around 1:45pm on the roof, caused another blast in the UAE visa processing centre on the ground floor, said Abul Kalam Azad, senior station officer of Baridhara Fire Station.

He said they have to find out whether it was another AC explosion that also caused a fire, said the fire official.

Sudip Kumar Chakraborty, deputy commissioner of Gulshan Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said the same.

The injured, whose identities could not be known immediately, were receiving treatment at a nearby hospital, said police and fire officials.

The explosions shattered the building's glass, damaged the furniture the visa processing centre's wall.

Two firefighting units rushed to the spot and were seen removing debris from the area.

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