Friday, 29 September, 2023

2 burnt in AC blast at Dhaka’s Niketan area

2 burnt in AC blast at Dhaka’s Niketan area
Photo: UNB

Two people sustained severe burn injuries in an air conditioner (AC) blast in an apartment at Dhaka’s Niketan area early this morning (March 4, 2023).

The injured are 28-year-old Gopal Mollick and 20-year-old Mizanur Rahman.

Rashed Bin Khalid, a duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters, said the AC might have exploded from an electric short-circuit, on the fifth floor of the six-storey building on road 6 in Niketan around 6:15 am, leaving the duo critically injured.

Being informed, three firefighting units rushed to the spot and extinguished the fire around 6:53 am, he said.

The injured were sent to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, he said.