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14 people were killed and over 100 injured in the Gulistan building explosion.

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A deadly explosion rocked a building in the Gulistan area of the capital city on Tuesday afternoon, claiming the lives of 14 individuals (12 men and 2 women) and leaving more than a hundred injured. The incident was confirmed by Bacchu Mia, the in-charge of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital police outpost, who provided details to a local news outlet. He stated that the identities of the victims have not yet been released. 

The explosion was first reported to the fire service at 4:50 pm, and five units of fire service and civil defense promptly responded to the scene, according to Fire Service Public Relations Officer Shahjahan Shikder. The rescue teams are still working to extinguish the blaze and secure the area, as it is feared that the death toll may rise.

The DMC Hospital has admitted more than a hundred people who were injured in the explosion, with several in critical condition. Eyewitnesses reported that locals rushed to the scene to transport the injured to the hospital in their personal vehicles.

As investigations into the cause of the explosion continue, the authorities are urging the public to remain calm and cooperate with emergency responders in the area.