10 bus passengers suffer burns as gas cylinder explodes

10 bus passengers suffer burns as gas cylinder explodes

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At least 10 people including minors and women suffered burn injuries as the gas cylinder of a passenger bus exploded in Tora area on Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Ghior upazila on Monday.Officer-in charge of Ghior Police Station Mizanur Rahman said the gas cylinder of an Aricha-bound bus of ‘Nabinbaron Paribahan’ from Dhaka went off with a big bang in the area around 11.45am and a fire soon engulfed the bus immediately afterwards.

Beside, the bus collided against a roadside tree as the driver of the bus left the driving seat after the explosion.The incident left 10 people with burn injuries while five others also received injuries due to the collision against the tree.The identities of the injured could not be known immediately.Being informed, two fire fighting units from Manikganj rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after half an hour’s frantic efforts.The injured were sent to Manikganj Sadar Hospital and Munnu Medical College Hospital.Vehicular movement on Dhaka-Aricha Highway was disrupted for 40 minutes due to the incident, said the OC. –UNB, Manikganj

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