Gas explosion kills child in Shyampur

Staff Correspondent and Correspondent . Dhaka Medical College | Update:

A child was killed and three others injured in gas line explosion in Shyampur of the capital city.

A child was killed and three others injured in gas line explosion in Shyampur of the capital city.

The incident took place at around 6:30pm on Tuesday.

The deceased is Abir, 7, and the injured are Abir's mother Shathi Akhtar and sister Adiba, 11 and van driver Rubel, 30. All of them were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Inspector at DMCH police outpost, Bacchu Mia, said four including Abir were brought to the hospital in a critical condition.

The physicians on duty pronounced Abir dead at 7:45pm. Others are undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Official of the fire service headquarters, Rasel Sikdar, told Prothom Alo that three pedestrians were injured in a gas line explosion at Munshibari of Jurain in Shyampur. The local people took them to DMCH, he added.

According to Abir's family and police, Abir and his family lived at Dhupkhola in the capital. Shati Akhtar and her two children went to her father's house in Shyampur. The explosion took place when they reached Munshibari.

 Shyampur police station officer-in-charge Mizanur Rahman said police visited the spot after the explosion.

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