Five wounded in gas pipeline explosion in Mohammadpur restaurant

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Five persons have been injured in a gas pipeline explosion at a restaurant in Mohammadpur Shia Masjid area in the capital this afternoon, reports BSS.

The injured are Md Aminul Islam, 18, Md Hridoy, 21, Md Saiful Islam, 22, Md Rabbi, 22 and Md Mintu 14.

They injured persons, who are employees of Nababi Bhoj restaurant, have been taken to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.

Dhaka Medical College Hospital Police Camp in-charge Md Bachchu Miah confirmed the matter.

On-duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters Rashid Bin Khalid told BSS that the fire was doused by the restaurant employees before fire fighters' reaching the spot.

Restaurant's executive director Bipu Chowdhury said employees of the restaurant heard sound of gas leakage when they went to light the burner for warming up food items in the kitchen.

When the employees wanted to turn off the burner quickly, an explosion occurred there leaving five of them injured.