5 of a family injured in explosion from gas leakage in city

Flue gas and steam rise out of chimneys of a thermal power plant amidst heavy smog on a frosty day in the Siberian city of Omsk, Russia, 3 February, 2023.

Five members of a family, including a child, suffered burn injuries in an explosion apparently from a gas pipeline leak in the capital’s Jurain on Monday, reports news agency UNB.

The injured are Altaf Sikder, 72, his wife Morjina Begum, 50, daughter Mukta Khatun, 30, her husband Atahar, 35, and their daughter Afsana, 5.

The incident took place at a house in Jurain Sarder Bazar’s Salimullah Road in the early hours of Monday.

The victims were admitted to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, said inspector Md Bachchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital police outpost.

They are being treated at the observation unit of the hospital, he added.