An elderly woman died and seven of her family members sustained burn injuries in a gas pipeline explosion at their house at Sahebapara in Siddhirganj upazila of Narayanganj on Monday morning.
Nurjahan Begum, 75, succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Monday morning.She had almost 100 percent burns in her body, said DMCH police outpost in-charge Inspector Md Bachchu Miah.
Other injured are: Nurjahan Begum’s sons Kiron Miah, 45, and Hiron Miah, 25, Hiron’s wife Mukta, 20, Abul Hossain, 25, Md Kawser, Lima, 3, and Apon, 10.
Garment accessories trader Kiron used to live with his family members on the ground floor of a three-storey building in Sahebpara area of Siddhirganj.
A fire broke out in the house at 5:30am on Monday after someone attempted to light a kitchen stove, said Russel Sikder, an officer of fire service control room.
Locals rushed to the spot, rescued six people and sent them to the hospital. Later, fire service personnel rescued two more people.