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7 killed, dozens injured after a blast collapses building in Bangladesh

7 killed, dozens injured after a blast collapses building in Bangladesh

Dhaka: At least seven people were killed and dozens injured in the collapse of a commercial building after a massive explosion in Bangladesh's capital city of Dhaka on Sunday.

The exact cause of the blast that took place at around 7:30 p.m. local time remains unclear, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Shafiqul Islam told journalists that they did not find any evidence leading to an act of sabotage that could cause the explosion in the building which houses several restaurants and shops.

The Broken glass walls of several nearby buildings and shopping malls littered the road outside the three-storey building.

Two buses were also heavily damaged due to the explosion.

Meanwhile, Dhaka-based Ekattor TV stations reported that the condition of 10 of the injured people among about 50 taken to hospitals was critical.

Some reports also suggest that the food shop's faulty gas line or gas cylinders could be the reason behind the blast.

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