COLOMBO BLASTS

Sheikh Selim’s son-in-law in ICU

Zayan’s body arrives today

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Apr 23,2019 | Updated: 00:48, Apr 24,2019

 
 
Sri Lanka blasts

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina consoles her cousin Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, a ruling Awami League leader, who lost his minor grandson in Sri Lanka bombings, at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on her return from Brunei on Tuesday. — PID photo

Ruling Awami League presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim on Tuesday said that his injured son-in-law Moshiul Haque Chowdhury was improving in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Sri Lanka.
Moshiul was injured in the terror attacks in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Easter Sunday that also killed his minor son Zayan Chowdhury.
Zayan’s body is scheduled for today to arrive in Dhaka, said family sources.
Sheikh Selim, also prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s cousin, talked to reporters in Chairmanbari playground at Banani, where the first namaz-e-janaza of Zayan would be held.
Selim said that Moshiul was injured in one of the bomb blasts that ripped through several churches and hotels in Colombo on Easter Sunday.
He was later admitted to a hospital in Colombo.
Selim said that he talked to his family there Tuesday morning. ‘They said Moshiul’s condition is still critical, but he is improving. We will know more after 72 hours,’ he added.
He said that splinters from the blast hit Moshiul’s kidney and liver, and some of them were still in his body.
Selim said that physicians observed that they might need at least two more weeks to shift Moshiul in general bed.
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha reported that a Sri Lankan Airlines plane carrying the body of Zayan would arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at about 1:10pm today.
His body will be taken to his Banani house from the airport, Sheikh Selim’s younger brother Sheikh Fazlur Rahman Maruf told reporters.
Zayan will be buried at Banani graveyard following his namaz-e-janaza at Chairmanbari playground after Asr prayer, he said.
The series of blasts in churches and hotels in and outside Sri Lanka’s capital killed at least 321 people and injured several hundred on Easter Sunday.

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