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Five members of a family including a child suffered critical burn injuries in a gas line explosion at Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital on Friday, reports BSS.
The explosion took place on the ground floor of a two-storey building at Manikganjpara, Narashinghapur in Ashulia around 7 this morning, officer-in-charge (OC) of Ashulia Police Station Rezaul Haque told the state news agency.
It originated from leakage of gas pipe line and five of a family suffered critical injuries, he said, adding that they have arrested the house owner Abdul Hamid for taking illegal gas connection after giving bribe.
The victims, Arab Ali, 45, his wife Hasina Begum, 38, their son Abdur Rouf, 25, their son’s wife Ripa Begum, 22, and their granddaughter Ayesha Moni, 2, have been admitted to the Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), residential surgeon Partha Shankar Paul of the unit told BSS.
“None of the injured is out of danger,” he said, adding that Rouf sustained 88 percent burn injuries.
Police are now taking preparation to file a case against the hose owner for taking illegal gas line.