Dhaka hotel explosions wound many
A severe blast has rocked Bangladeshi Capital Dhaka today. Two explosion rocked a major hotel in the posh locality of Dhaka. More details are expected.
At least 30 people have been injured in a series of explosions at a multi-storey hotel in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, police said.
The blasts at the Orchard Plaza hotel in the city's Nayapaltal area set two upper floors on fire, they said.
It is not clear what caused the blasts but some reports blamed them on "gas explosions".
In recent years, Bangladesh has seen political instability and several blasts blamed on Islamic militants.
"We are checking the whole place. Bomb or gas, it's a serious incident and we taking it seriously from security point of view," news agency Reuters quoted a senior police officer on the scene as saying.
Fire-fighters were called to douse the fire and evacuate guests from the hotel.
Reports said several injured have been admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka hospitals.
The victims included at least one Sri Lankan national, officials said.