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6 of a family burnt in gas explosion in Ctg

News Desk || shiningbd

Published: 14:33, 2 November 2021   Update: 14:34, 2 November 2021
6 of a family burnt in gas explosion in Ctg

Six members of a family, including a nine-year-old girl, sustained burn injuries in a gas explosion at a flat of a building last night (Monday) in Chattogram city's Uttar Kattali area.

The incident occurred at around 11:40pm on the fifth floor of a residential building on Community Centre Road of Colonel Haat, reports our Chattogram correspondent quoting Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Akbarshah Police Station Md Jahir Hossain.The injured are: Sajida (40), her three sons Sunny (24), Jibon (15), Shadin (15), Sajida's daughter Mahia (9) and daughter-in-law Dilruba (19).

All the injured sustained inhailition burns and are undergoing treatment at CMCH Burn and Plastic Surgery unit, Dr Rafiqul Islam, head of the unit, said.The daily star

Five of them are in critical condition, he said.

OC Jahir Hossain said the explosion happened after one of them lit a fire. The injured told police that during the incident they smelled gas in the air.

Police are investigating the incident, he said.


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