Gulistan blast

Gulistan blast

Building fire hazards: A city strewn with ticking time bombs

The recent incidents are similar to other cases seen over the years. The causes were electric short circuit, accumulation of gas in a confined space, and poorly maintained air conditioning units

Of buzzing flies, a raised hand, and calls unanswered

Almost 24 hours after the explosion in Gulistan, firefighters at the site noticed a swarm of flies above a particular spot in the debris.

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

DB arrests 3, including 2 building owners

Detectives today arrested three people, including the two owners of the building in Dhaka’s Siddikbazar area where a deadly blast on Tuesday resulted in the deaths of 21 people

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

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

‘Call me baba one last time’

Says father of deceased Mirza Azam

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: Family members in grim wait as search for Swapan continues

Swapan, a manager of a shop in the basement of the building, has been missing since the explosion on Tuesday, which has so far claimed 20 lives.

Rescue efforts resume on 3rd day after deadly Gulistan blast

"We started working at 8:00am. As there was a lot of water under the building at that time, the water was irrigated and the rescue work started around 8:45am"

Siddikbazar building: 9 out of 24 columns damaged

Nine out of 24 columns in the basement and ground floor of the Siddikbazar building in the capital's Gulistan were damaged in yesterday's explosion, said Rajuk member (development) Maj (retd) Shamsuddin Ahmed Chowdhury

Unnatural death case filed over Gulistan blast

Police filed an unnatural death case over Tuesday's explosion at a Siddikbazar building in Dhaka's Gulistan that left at least 20 persons dead

Death toll rises to 20 in Gulistan blast

Another victim of the Gulistan blast died last night at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, raising the death count to 20

Rajuk forms probe body to assess building condition

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) today formed a six-member probe committee to investigate the present condition of the Siddikbazar building in Dhaka's Gulistan where a huge explosion took place yesterday

Who do we look to for a solution for these fatal accidents?

Can the explosion in Gulistan’s Siddikbazar be just pronounced as another accident? Or is it another fatal reminder that the authorities are in complete disregard for our safety and security?

Questioning Gulistan building owner: DB chief

Additional Commissioner of DMP's Detective Branch Mohammad Harun Or Rashid said his officers are questioning the owner of the Gulistan building ravaged by an explosion yesterday

Rescue operation suspended for the night

The rescue operation by the fire service at the Siddikbazar blast site in Dhaka's Gulistan has been postponed for tonight

Two of 19 Gulistan blast victims from Munshiganj

Two people among the 19 killed in the blast at Siddique Bazar in the capital’s Gulistan were from Munshiganj