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Gas cylinder blast kills 4 in Gazipur

  • Published at 09:50 am January 11th, 2021
Gazipur fire
A deadly fire following an explosion of a cooking gas cylinder kills four people and guts 50 houses at a colony of apparel workers in Kaliakair upazila of Gazipur on Monday, January 11, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

20 others injured, 50 houses burnt

Four people, including a couple, have been killed and 20 others injured as a deadly fire broke out following an explosion of a cooking gas cylinder at a colony of apparel workers in Kaliakair upazila of Gazipur.

As many as 50 houses were also burnt in the incident at Nobboi Colony in Kalampur area early Monday.

The deceased could not be identified immediately.

Kaliakair Fire Service Station Officer Kabirul Alam said the fire started after a blast of cooking gas cylinder around 5am and three firefighting units rushed to the spot.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control after an hour-long effort.

The injured have been sent to different hospitals, he added. 

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