UAE embassy blast in Dhaka blamed on faulty AC

Eudore R. Chand

DHAKA 15 January 2021: The UAE Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has said that the explosion that took place at its visa processing centre on Wednesday was due to a mechanical fault.

In a statement on Thursday, and in response to recent media reports circulating about an explosion, the embassy added that preliminary investigations of the incident indicate that mechanical problems caused the blast during routine maintenance of the centre’s air conditioning system.

The embassy said that it is working with local authorities in further investigations to determine the exact cause of the explosion, said official news agency Wam.

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