Gulistan blast

Gulistan blast

Dog awarded for heroic service in the aftermath of Gulistan blast

The dog named Cheetah played a critical role in recovering bodies from the damaged Gulistan building where an explosion took place on March 7, killing 24 people and leaving over a 100 injured

Gulistan blast / Injured college student dies, death toll now 24

A college student, who suffered burns in the Gulistan blast on March 7, died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery this afternoon.

Gulistan blast / ‘Call me baba one last time’

Says father of deceased Mirza Azam

Gulistan blast / Another victim dies, death toll now 23

Mirza Azam, who was undergoing treatment at the institute with 80 percent burns, died around 9:30am, Samanta Lal Sen, chief coordinator of the hospital, told The Daily Star

Gulistan blast: Police file case over deaths due to negligence

Police have filed a case over deaths due to negligence against unidentified persons in connection with Tuesday's deadly blast at a building in the capital's Gulistan area.

Gulistan blast / Decision on fate of affected building after 45 days, says Rajuk official

It will take 45 days to assess whether the building in Gulistan, which was the site of a deadly blast on Tuesday that claimed 22 lives so far, will be repaired or demolished

Gulistan blast: Rajuk begins work to stabilise affected building

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) has started propping up the damaged pillars of the Gulistan building where a blast on Tuesday

Gulistan blast: Another dies in burn institute, death toll now 22

Another victim of the Siddikbazar tragedy succumbed to his injuries today at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery

Gulistan blast: Five possible reasons according to DMP

After visiting the spot yesterday, the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police officials suspected five reasons behind the blast in Gulistan's Siddikbazar area

Joy Bangla Concert starts with a minute of silence for Gulistan blast victims

A minute's silence was observed at the Joy Bangla Concert 2023 in Dhaka's Army Stadium today to pay homage to the victims of the yesterday's blast in a building in Dhaka's Gulistan

Why CTTC rules out terror attack

At least 19 persons were killed and over 100 injured after an explosion took place at a building in Gulistan's Siddikbazar area yesterday

Recent fire incidents: Govt checking if BNP involved

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the government was looking into the recent incidents of explosion and fire to check whether the BNP had a hand in those after failing in their movement

Govt negligence turns Dhaka into explosion-prone deadly city: Fakhrul

"Explosions have been taking place one after another in the country for the past few days. These incidents are happening as there is no supervision of the construction work of the buildings or their maintenance," he said

2 more bodies recovered, death toll now 19

The two bodies were recovered from the basement of the seven-storey building

No evidence of gaseous explosion at Gulistan site: Titas official

"The gas riser device in the building is intact. The evidence we have collected using a gas detector also does not indicate it was an explosion due to gas," said Md Salim Miah, director operations of the operation division at Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Co Ltd.

Anxious wait as rescue efforts resume

Relatives of the missing victims of yesterday's Gulistan blast have kept their eyes fixed on the rescue team, who resumed their operation this afternoon.

Explosions from accumulated gas: How to keep your homes safe

But when there is a leak and gas accumulates inside a closed space or room, it is akin to a ticking time-bomb. And when that accumulated gas comes in contact with a spark from an electric short-circuit or when someone lights a matchstick, an explosion rips through the room.

'I survived only because I was able to free my hand’

"Around 4:30 or 4:45pm, the ceiling and the walls began to collapse following a big blast. I cannot remember much of what happened afterwards."

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