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Gas cylinder explosion kills worker in Gazipur

  • Published at 01:39 pm March 5th, 2019
Map of Gazipur
Map of Gazipur district

The fire spread due to a pipeline leak

A woman has been killed in a gas cylinder explosion at the Gilarchal village in Sreepur upazila in Gazipur. 

The deceased, Selina Akhtar, 35, was burnt to death around 6 am on Tuesday.

She had worked as a checker in a shoe factory and lived as a tenant in Shahidul Islam’s house of the same village.

She has been identified as the daughter of Nurul Haque hailing from Daulatpur village of Kamarkhanda upazila of Sirajganj.

Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, Sreepur Fire Service Station Officer Al-Amin said: “Selina was preparing to cook in the morning when the cylinder explosion occurred. Due to leakage in the pipeline, the fire quickly spread across the entire house.” 

He further said that even though other people in the house managed to escape the house, Selina could not get out and was burnt to death on the spot. 

Her body was recovered and sent to Sreepur Thana Police.