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Seven Killed, Several Injured In Gas Pipeline Explosion In Bangladesh's Chittagong

The Gas Riser Of The Building Was Located Beside The Boundary Wall At The Bottom Of The Structure Where The Explosion Occurred, Police Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 17 Nov 2019, 06:34:01 PM
Rescue workers at the site of a gas pipeline explosion.

New Delhi:

At least seven people were killed and several others injured in a gas pipeline explosion at a house in the port city of Bangladesh on Sunday, a police official said. According to reports, the explosion took place on the ground floor of the five-storey building in Patharghata of Chattogram city at around 8.30 am. The explosion was so strong that some of the building’s wall collapsed. A shop just across from the building also got damaged in the blast and some pedestrians suffered injuries. 
It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. Injured people were immediately shifted to a hospital. Among the injured, one suffered burns while others were wounded by the wall collapse, a person was quoted as saying by Reuters.
The gas riser of the building was located beside the boundary wall at the bottom of the structure where the explosion occurred, police said.
“Maybe there was a problem with the gas riser. The explosion might have been triggered by cooking activities in the morning or from a discarded cigarette butt,” he was quoted as saying. 

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First Published : 17 Nov 2019, 06:10:14 PM