Cocktail blows off kid’s fingers in capital

Boy lost finger in bomb blast

Tofazzol Hossain, 11, lies on a Dhaka Medical College Hospital bed as he lost three fingers on his right hand while mistakenly playing with a cocktail on Wednesday. Photo: Palash Khan

Three fingers of a schoolboy were blown off while another child suffered injuries as a cocktail they picked up, mistaking it for a toy, exploded at the capital’s Tejgaon today.
Tofazzol Hossain, 11, and Lokman Hossain, 10, found a container wrapped up with red scotch tape in a bush when they were playing on the premises of staff quarters of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh at Shaheenbagh around 1:00pm.

Cocktail blows off kid’s fingers in capital

Lokman Hossain, a schoolboy who received minor injury on his left hand while playing with a handmade bomb, lies on a hospital bed at DMCH in the capital today. Photo: STAR

Mistaking it for a toy, Tofazzal opened the container after removing the tape and the cocktail exploded with a big bang, witnesses said.
The kids were whisked off to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) from where they were shifted to National Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation.
Tofazzol had lost three fingers on his right hand, while Lokman was in relatively better condition, Abed R Rahman, a doctor in the emergency wing of the DMCH, told The Daily Star

Source: The Daily Star


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