5-member probe body formed to investigate Moghbazar explosion

Published: 28 Jun 2021

Online Desk

A five-member probe body has been formed to investigate  the Moghbazar Sharma House blast here that killed five and injured about 50 others on Sunday evening, a spokesman of the Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters told BSS on Monday.

Director (operation) of the Fire Service and Civil Defense Lieutenant Colonel Zillur Rahman will lead the committee while its Deputy Director (Dhaka) Dinmoni Sharma will act as member secretary of the investigation committee.

The other committee members are:  Assistant Director (Dhaka) Mohammad Salauddin, Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) Bazlur Rashid and Warehouse Inspector Debabrata Mandal.

The committee has been asked to submit its report within seven working days.

At least seven people were killed and 50 others injured in a blast that took place in the city’s Moghbazar area last evening.

“So far, we have learned that seven buildings were affected in the Sharma House blast in Moghbazar. Besides, three buses were damaged. Seven people were killed,” Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Shafiqul Islam told reporters during his visit to the spot tonight.

However, Director General of the Fire Service Brigadier General Sajjad Hossain confirmed the deaths of three people to reporters around 11pm. It has been predicted that the explosion originated from a gas blast, he said.

The blast took place in the Wireless Gate area of Moghbazar at about 7:30 pm. The injured were shifted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery and other city hospitals, police said.