A man was killed and seven others were injured after the compressor of an air-conditioner (AC) exploded at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visa centre in Dhaka’s Gulshan area on Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Md Azizul Haque, senior technician of Aziz Trade and Engineering Limited.
The explosion took place at 1:50pm on the ground floor of the NCC building.
Nazma Akter, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters control room, said “Two units of the fire service went to the spot after receiving news of the blaze but could not see the blaze. However, an explosion occurred.”
Abul Kalam Azad, senior station officer of Baridhara Fire Station, apprehended that the explosion might have taken place in the rooftop which housed a central AC system. Later, another explosion occurred in the ground floor of the building where the UAE visa processing centre is located.
“We are working to remove the debris” he added.
Abul Hassan, Officer-in-Charge of Gulshan Police Station, said “I have come to know an explosion on the ground floor of a building. It is not clear as to why explosion took place.”