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Feb 14, 2015

04:30:36 GMT--Biological Hazard - Asia - Bangladesh

EDIS Number: BH-20150210-46938-BGD

Date / time: 10/02/2015 06:25:23 [UTC]

Event: Biological Hazard

Area: Asia

Country: Bangladesh

State/County: Sylhet Division

Location: Sylhet [MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital]

Number of Deads: 32 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


At least 32 people, including 10 children, died in 12 hours until this morning at Sylhet's state-managed MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital for reasons still unconfirmed. Our Sylhet correspondent quoted Abdus Salam, deputy director of the institute, to say 32 people died till 7:00am today. Among them, 10 were children. "The number of deaths in the past 12 hours is higher than the average," he said. A three-member probe body, led by Prof Md Ismail Patowari of the medicine department, has been formed to investigate the deaths, said Brig Gen Abdus Sabur Mia, hospital's director. Families of the child victims allege that the deaths were because of negligence from on behalf of the doctors.

Event updates:

Situation Update No. 1 on 2015-02-12 at 06:52:50.

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