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One killed, five injured in ‘gas explosion’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 31 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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A ‘gas explosion’ killed a child and fatally injured five others of a family at a house in Mandail Jelepara of Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital on Tuesday.

The deceased is identified as Marium Akhter, 8, while the injured are Mosammad Begum, 60, Panna Begum, 50, Sonya Begum, 26, Shahjada, 20, and Mohammad Yasin, 12. They are now undergoing treatment in Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.

Officer-in-charge (OC) of Keraniganj Model Police Station Mamunur Rashid said the explosion occurred when a member of the family was trying to light a stove with a candle flame.