Pallabi 'water-tank blast' victim dies at DMCH

Pallabi ‘water-tank blast’ victim dies at Dhaka hospital

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Dhaka, Mar 28 – A minor girl, who along with four other people sustained burn injuries after an underground reservoir of a house exploded and caught fire in the city’s Pallabi area on Tuesday, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) early Wednesday.Ruhi, 3, succumbed to her injuries at the DMCH burn unit around 1am, said sub-inspector Bachchu Miah of the DMCH police camp.
Five people, including Ruhi and her mother Yeasmin, 27, suffered burn injuries as a fire broke out following the explosion of the water tank of the six-storey building around 11:30am on Tuesday.
The blast occurred when worker Hasan lit a candle inside the water tank while cleaning it.
All the victims were taken to the DMCH burn unit. The other victims are building owner Yeakub Ali, 70, his wife Hasinara Khanam, 60, and Hasan, 32. – UNB
Of them, Hasinara suffered 95 percent burns while Hasan 85 percent, Yeasmin 41 percent and Yeakub 25 percent, said the police officer.

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