The blast took place at the visa processing office of the UAE embassy in Gulshan. It was initially reported that at least six people were injured. The injured were taken to the private United Hospital. The fire brigade has already reached the spot.
Gulshan Additional Commissioner of Police Nazmul Hasan Firoz told reporters that a bomb disposal team was also going there.
He said it was initially thought the accident may have been caused by an AC explosion.
Fire department official Abul Kalam Azad said they arrived at the scene after receiving news of an explosion. They are inspecting the building.
The visa processing center in the United Arab Emirates is located on the ground floor of a multi-storey building called Empori Financial Center in Gulshan-2. However, the main embassy or ambassador’s residence is not in this area.
Debashish Karmakar, senior assistant commissioner of diplomatic security at the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told the media that several people were slightly injured when the glass broke. Six of them have been taken to hospital.
(Dhaka Times / 13 January / KR)
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