A balloon vendor was killed and two people were injured when a gas cylinder exploded at Dhaka Shikkha Board Laboratory School and College compound in city’s Mirpur area on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Siddique, 50.
Selimuzzaman, officer-in-charge of Darus Salam Police Station, said Sidique went to the Dhaka Shikkha Board Laboratory School and College compound on the annual sports day of the students to sell gas balloons.
At one stage, the gas cylinder went off with a big bang around 8 am, leaving Siddique, class-X student Jannatul and another one injured.
Later, Siddique was taken to Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.