A child was killed and five people in gas cylinder blast at Baghmara Bazar of Musapur Union under Companigonj Upazila in Noakhali at 5pm on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Md Fahim, 8, son of Md Tarique Ullah of village Dakshin Musapur. The injured were admitted to local private clinics.
OC Fazle Hossain Rabbi of Companigonj police quoting the locals said the cylinder blasted at the tea stall of Abul Kalam at Baghmara Bazar of Musapur Union around 5pm.
At that time, six persons got burnt. Locals rushed them to Companigonj Upazila Health Complex. Hospital authority referred them to the Noakhali Medical College Hospital as they were in critical condition.
Residential Medical Officer Dr Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury at NMCH declared Fahim dead at 6:30 pm while he was undergoing treatment.