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Three killed in cylinder explosion Brahmanbaria, Ashulia

  • Published at 12:36 am October 10th, 2019
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The accidents took place at Brahmanbaria and Savar on Wednesday

Three men have been killed in gas cylinder explosions in two districts of the country.

The accidents took place at Brahmanbaria and Savar on Wednesday.

In Brahmanbaria, two young men were killed in a gas cylinder explosion in the Srirampur village of theNabinagarupazila early yesterday.

The deceased Alamgir Hossain, 19, and his nephew Bayezid Mia, 18, were sleeping inside the tea stall when the faulty cylinder exploded and a fire broke out killing them on the spot.

Nabinagar Police Station OC Ranajit Roy confirmed the incident and said: "We rushed to the spot and found the two bodies after extinguishing the blaze."

"We sent the bodies to Sadar Hospital morgue for autopsy," the OC added.

In Savar, a shop assistant was killed when a dysfunctional cylinder exploded in the Bogabari area of Ashulia around 11:30am yesterday.

The deceased, Anis Hossain, 40, was a shop assistant at HR Firefighting, which supplies fire extinguishing cylinders to local factories and workshops.

Locals said, after the store had opened yesterday morning, one of the faulty fire extinguishers exploded injuring Anis. When locals took the critically injured Anis to the Ashulia Public Health Center, the on-duty doctor declared him dead. 

Ashulia police station Sub-inspector (SI) Syed said: "Informed by locals, police inspected the spot. Acting on the request of the victim's family we handed over Anis's dead-body without autopsy.

"No case has been filed yet," the SI added.