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5 sustain burn injuries in Chittagong blast

  • Published at 11:41 am May 16th, 2021
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It is still not clear what caused the explosion

Five people suffered burn injuries in an explosion at a building in Bakolia area of Chittagong district on Saturday night.

The victims are Pradeep Das, 52, Madhusadan Datt, 45, Jadu Biswash, 55, Pankaj Dey, 40 and Kishore Kumar Dey, 42.

The explosion occurred from an unknown source at the flat of Pradeep Das at Bharapukur Par in the area around 8:45pm after one person lit a cigarette lighter in the house, leaving five people injured, said Mohammad Ruhul Amin, officer-in-charge of Bakolia police station.


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Later, the victims were taken to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital.

However, it is still not clear what caused the explosion.

Dr Rafique Uddin, head of the burn unit of the hospital, said all the victims received 40%-75% burn injuries.

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