Vol. 5 Num 87 Sun. August 22, 2004  
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List of the victims
5 journalists hurt

At least 16 people were killed until filing of this report at 1:30am today. Thirteen died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), two at National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (Nitor) and one at Metropolitan Hospital in Mohakhali.

The 13 died at the DMCH are Rafiqul Islam, 60, AL vice-president of ward No. 24, Sufia, 38, women affairs secretary of city AL, Hasina Mamtaj, 35, president of ward No. 15, constable Mahbubul Alam, bodyguard of the AL chief, Kala Sentu of city AL, Liton, 35, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activist, Md Hanif, 49, AL activist of Gupibagh, Ratan Sikder, 40, of Narayanganj, Abul Kashem, 60, Moajjem Hossain, 25, Jahed Ali, 15, Momin, 35, and another unidentified.

Mostak Ahmed Sentu and Kuddus Patwary died at the Nitor. Belal Hossain, 26, leader of Kotwali thana unit BCL, died at Metropolitan Hospital.

Most of the hundreds of injured were rushed to the DMCH but later shifted to other hospitals as the DMCH authority failed to treat them due to lack of facilities.

The blasts blew both the legs of Ivy Parveen, AL women affairs secretary and president of Bangladesh Mohila AL, one of the most severely hurt who is now receiving treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

The injured central leaders are AL General Secretary Abdul Jalil, presidium members Suranjit Sengupta, MP, Abdur Razzak, MP, Kazi Jafar Ullah, MP, Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, MP, and Amir Hossain Amu.

The wounded central committee secretaries and members are Obaidul Kader, joint general secretary, Saber Hossain Chowdhury, organising secretary, Prof Abu Sayeed, Mohammad Hanif, his son Sayeed Khokan and Bahauddin Nasim.

The injured assistant secretaries of the sub-committee and former BCL leaders are Ajoy Kar Khokon, Nazrul Islam Babu, Sultan Mohammad Manju, Gazi Mejbaul Hossain Sachchu and Pankaj Devnath.

Abdur Rab, Meherunnessa, Tuki, Ishak Ali Khan, Anjali, Eva, Mohammad Ismail, Tahmina, Sanatan Babu, Gazi Bashir Uddin, Sonali, Kazi Billal, Moti Hasan, Abdul Khaleq, Mosharraf, Idris Ali, among hundreds others, were found at the DMCH. At least five of them are in critical condition.

At least five journalists were hurt in the blasts.

Ashraful Alam Khokon of private TV station Channel I was admitted to Holy Family Hospital with wounds in his stomach and legs. Witnesses said he was near the dais when the blasts happened.

Videographer Jakir Hossain and reporter Syed Reaz of private TV channel ATN Bangla received splinters on their head and legs and are receiving treatment at Central Hospital. Photographers SM Gorky of the daily Jugantor and Mamun of the daily Bhorer Kagoj were also hurt.

Several policemen suffered injuries but their identities were not available.