Woman dies after gas cylinder explodes in Keraniganj

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One person was killed and another injured as a gas cylinder exploded in Chunkutia area of Dhaka’s South Keraniganj on Tuesday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Tanjila, wife of Md Ayub Ali who was also injured in the explosion.

Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge (OC) of South Keraniganj police station, confirmed the matter. He said Tanjila and Ayub Ali used to live in a rented house where the gas cylinder exploded at around 6.30am.

Ayub Ali's nephew Dalim said that the cylinder exploded when his aunt Tanjila was about to ignite the stove.

Both of them were seriously injured and taken to Sheikh Hasina Burn Unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where Tanjila died at around 2.00pm, he said.

Abul Kalam Azad, OC of South Keraniganj police station, said that a general daily has been filed in this regard.