BNP leader dies of COVID-19

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Abdul Awal Khan, BNP’s assistant organising secretary, died of coronavirus in Dhaka, reports UNB.

Awal, 54, breathed his last around 2:00pm at Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital while undergoing treatment, BNP’s assistant office secretary Taiful Islam Tipu told UNB.

He said the BNP leader was admitted to Mugda General Hospital in the capital on 14 July with breathing problem. He tested positive for the virus the following day.

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Awal was shifted to the ICU of Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Hospital on Sunday night as his condition worsened.

He is survived by wife, one son and one daughter.

BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman and secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressed deep shock at Awal’s death.

In separate condolence messages, they prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed their profound sympathy to the bereaved family members.