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4 injured in gas pipeline explosion in Dhaka

  • Published at 12:06 am November 23rd, 2020
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Fire Service and Civil Defence personnel and curious spectators near the spot on Mirpur Road, in front of Sunrise Plaza, where an underground gas pipeline exploded in Dhaka’s Asad Gate area on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Titas employees were trying to repair a gas pipeline leak at the capital’s Panthapath when the incident occurred

At least four people have been injured in a gas pipeline explosion in Dhaka.

The incident occurred when employees of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited were trying to fix a gas pipeline leak at the capital’s Panthapath area around 4pm on Sunday.

The injured – Titas employees Abdullah, 55, Azim, 40, Ruhul Amin, 40, and a passerby named Jafar, 35 – are currently undergoing treatment at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.

Mirza Robiul Alam, a technician at Titas Dhanmondi zone, told Dhaka Tribune: “Locals of Green Road, Panthapath informed us about a gas leak. We sent our repair team upon receiving the complaint. At one point during the repair work, an explosion occurred from the gas pipeline leak. Three of our employees sustained burn injuries in the accident”

“The actual reason behind the explosion is yet to be ascertained. We are investigating the matter,” he added.

When contacted, Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police outpost In-Charge Md Bacchu Mia said: “A total of four people were injured in the Panthapath gas pipeline explosion and were brought to the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery. 

“The matter has been reported to the police station concerned,” he added.

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