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4 burnt in Gazipur explosion

Cause of the explosion is still not clear, police are investigating the matter

Update : 17 Aug 2019, 01:26 PM

Four people have sustained burn injuries in an explosion at a house in Gazipur metropolitan area.

The incident occurred in the  Kathra Mandalbari area of the city on Saturday morning

The injured are Nur Mohammad, 80, Yakub Ali Mandal, 60, Aklima Khatun, 50, and Swapan.

They were taken to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital.

Confirming the matter, Inspector in-charge of DMCH police outpost Bacchu Mia said: "Two of the injured are in a critical condition as Yakub Mandal and Aklima suffered 100% and 95% burns respectively. Nur Mohammad suffered 25% burns." 

According to locals and police officials, the explosion occurred at the residence of Yakub Mandal where four members of the house sustained severe burn injuries. They were then taken to DMCH by locals. 

However, it is not clear yet whether the explosion was caused by an  LNG gas cylinder, compressor of a refrigerator or air conditioner. Police are investigating  the matter to determine the cause of the explosion.

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