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Gas cylinder blast in Bhashan Char: Another Rohingya child dies

  • Death toll reach three
  • Nine injured in blast on Saturday
Update : 26 Feb 2024, 11:30 PM

A minor boy who suffered burn injuries in a gas cylinder blast at Bhashan Char Rohingya camp in Noakhali on Saturday died at Chittagong Medical College and Hospital on Monday, taking the death toll from the blast to three.

The deceased was identified as Robi Alam, 5, said duty officer Salma, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Panchlaish police station.

She said Robi succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the burn unit of CMCH Sunday night.

Earlier in the morning, Mubassara, 4, died at the same unit.

On Saturday, nine people were injured when a gas cylinder exploded at the Rohingya camp in Bhashan Char area.

Of them, seven were taken to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital for treatment where Russel, 3, succumbed to his injuries on that day.

Currently, Jobaida, 22, Rosmina, 5, Amena Khatun, 24 and Sohel, 5 are undergoing treatment at the hospital, said Director of Chittagong Medical College and Hospital Brigadier Shamim Ahsan.

Of them, Roshmina received 50% burn injuries while Amena 8%, Sohel 52%, and Jobaida 25% burn injuries.

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