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Jurain gas explosion: After parent’s’ deaths, burn injured minor girl dies

  • Undergoing treatment with 25% burn injuries 
  • Five people injured in the explosion 
Update : 23 Aug 2023, 02:26 PM

The death toll from a gas explosion, in Dhaka’s Jurain area on August 14, reached three as a minor girl succumbed to her injuries at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery on Wednesday. 

The deceased was identified as Afsana, daughter of Atahar Ali.

Dr Tariqul Islam, resident medical officer of the institute said that Afsana had been undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital with 25% burn injuries. 

She breathed her last around 7:50am.

Earlier, on Monday, five members of a family, including Afsana, suffered burn injuries in an explosion apparently from a gas pipeline leak.

Among the injured, Atahar Ali, 35, father of the child, and his wife Mukta Khatun, 30, died at the hospital on August 17.

Two more victims, Altaf Sikder, 72, and his wife Morjina Begum, 50, Mukta’s parents, received first aid.

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