Dhaka, September 5
At least 17 worshippers, together with a baby, had been killed and 20 others injured when a suspected gasoline leak induced six air conditioners to blow up nearly concurrently in a mosque on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, hearth officers mentioned on Saturday.
The explosions passed off throughout prayers on the Baitul Salat mosque in Narayanganj river port city at round 9 pm on Friday. Twenty-five worshippers sustained burn accidents within the blast, in line with media studies.
While some worshippers died throughout remedy on Saturday, a minor boy succumbed to his accidents on Friday, mentioned Dr Samantha Lal Sen, chief of state-run Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s burn unit — National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.
He mentioned 20 others had been being handled on the unit, however their situation was “very critical” because the burn induced greater than 90 per cent harm to their our bodies. Almost all of them have inhalation burns, he mentioned.
Fire officers suspect collected gasoline from a leaked pipeline induced a fireplace which may have triggered the air conditioners to blow up.
“A pipeline of Titas Gas passes beneath the mosque. We are suspecting that gasoline leaked from the pipeline and collected inside because the home windows had been closed. The explosion was most likely triggered attributable to sparks when somebody tried to change on or off the ACs or followers,” Narayanganj Fire Service’s Deputy Assistant Director Abdullah Al Arefin mentioned. — PTI