Polash Chandra Mandol, Sub inspector of Dhanmondi police station said: “A septic tank of a four-storied building of Dhanmondi area in the city was exploded when workers were cleaning the tank yesterday morning, leaving Abdur Razzak, 50, Razzak, 23, security guard Abed Ali, 50, Saddam Hossain, 28, Masum Ali, 24, Shirin Akter, 27, critically injured.
“The tank was exploded as security guard Abed Ali of the building lit a cigarette near the tank while the workers were cleaning the tank,” said the SI.
However, a rescuer Dalim, a tenant of the house said, “The workers carried a lit bulb with them inside the tank. The bulb exploded at once, leading to a huge explosion that rocked the building.”
Later, the injured were rushed to the burn and plastic surgery units of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).