Six burnt in Chittagong LPG gas cylinder blast

Six burnt in Chittagong LPG gas cylinder blast

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Dhaka, Oct 01 -Six people, including two members of a family, suffered burn injuries as an LPG gas cylinder blasted in New Mooring area in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong on Saturday night.The gas cylinder, kept in a storeroom on the ground floor of a seven-storied building, went off at around 9:30 pm when the tenants of the building gathered there to cook meal due to the low pressure of natural gas supply in the area, said Sayeed Ahsanul Islam, officer-in-charge of EPZ police station.
The injured—Md Yusuf, 30, her sister Jahida, 18, Riyad, 30, Mukta Begum, 17, Abul Kalam 60 and Sentu Hawlader, 35, a security guard of the building —were undergoing treatment at the burn unit of Chittagong Medical College Hospital.
The condition of Mukta Begum was stated to be critical, said the OC. – UNB

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