Blast in Science Lab area: Death toll rises to 4
The death toll from the explosion in a building in Science Lab area in Dhaka rose to four as another victim died on Tuesday morning.
Ayesha Akter Asha, who suffered 38 percent burn injuries, died around 8:30am at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, said Inspector Bachhu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital police camp.
The body has been kept at the hospital morgue for autopsy, he added.
Earlier on March 5, three people died and 12 were injured when a three-storey building partially collapsed due to the explosion.
Deceased Tushar and Shafikuzzaman were computer operators, and Abdul Mannan was an office assistant of a company that has its office on the building’s second floor.
The injured were admitted to different hospitals in the capital.
Of them, five were admitted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.