Bangladesh- Narayanganj Mosque Blast: Death Toll Rises to 24

  • Many people injured are in critical condition. There has been a case of negligent death in this incident.
  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said security issues at other mosques across the country also need to be examined.
  • The founder of the Public Health Center, Jafrullah Chowdhury said all the hospitals in the country should have arrangements for the initial treatment of burn patients.

The Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has said that it is necessary to look into whether the mosques being built in Bangladesh are in a suitable place or with approval of the appropriate authorities. “The prime minister is also inquiring about the incident round the clock and asked the authorities concerned to ensure the highest treatment of the injured,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said.

Narayanganj Mosque Blast victims receiving treatment at hospital.

“I have already told the cabinet secretary that I have instructed everyone to find out the cause of the explosion,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the Jatiya Sangsad session on the Narayanganj mosque blast.

The blast at a mosque in Narayanganj during Esha prayers on Friday night killed 24 people. The condition of many people injured is critical. There has been a case of negligent death in this incident. In a speech to Parliament, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said security issues at other mosques across the country also need to be examined.

Regarding the incident in Narayanganj, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, “It is very sad that such an explosion took place in the mosque while the prayers were going on.”

“Six ACs have been installed in one place in Oituku. Again, it is heard that the mosque has been built on the gas line. Usually there is a gas pipeline, but there is no construction work. I don’t know if RAJUK has given permission for this, it can’t give such permission, it shouldn’t be given. That will be investigated now, ”she said.

She said explosives experts have gone there, an investigation committee has been set up. Why and how this happened is being investigated.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina prayed for the souls of those killed in the Narayanganj blast and conveyed her condolences to their families. He wished a speedy recovery to those who were injured.

Burn Patients Should Be Treated In All hospitals

The founder of the Public Health Center, Jafrullah Chowdhury said all the hospitals in the country should have arrangements for the initial treatment of burn patients.

Narayanganj Mosque Blast victims’ relatives

Today, on Sunday, Sheikh Hasina came to the National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka to see the people burnt in the explosion. Jafrullah Chowdhury said, such accidents happen in the country due to mismanagement.

Referring to the incident in Narayanganj, Jafrullah Chowdhury said that in case of any accident, first aid should be provided locally. If these patients had received first aid in Narayanganj, so many people would not have died.

Jafrullah Chowdhury expressed frustration over the lack of good medical facilities in big cities like Narayanganj. He said all hospitals in the country should have treatment for burn patients.

The government is doing mega projects worth thousands of millions of rupees. But if something happens, he has to come to Dhaka now. Each district must have a fire unit. He also said that all doctors should be trained to give first aid to burn patients.

Jafrullah Chowdhury mentioned that the supply and availability of medicines for the treatment of burn patients is low. He said that the nurses and doctors are treating the patients with great care. But there is not enough medicine.

In response to a question, Jafrullah Chowdhury said, this accident happens due to mismanagement; If there is no good governance in the country. He said the Prime Minister should take steps to properly investigate the incident so that such incidents do not happen again.

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Joyce Davis

My history goes back to 2002 and I  worked as a reporter, interviewer, news editor, copy editor, managing editor, newsletter founder, almanac profiler, and news radio broadcaster.

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