• Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022
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4 die in Mirpur gas line blast

  • Published at 10:04 am August 27th, 2021
Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery
File photo shows a general view of the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Three others are undergoing treatment with burn injuries

Three more victims of Wednesday’s gas line explosion at a house in Dhaka’s Mirpur died on Friday taking the death toll in the accident to four.

Rawshan Ara Begum, 70, who had suffered 85% burns, died around 3:30pm at Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute, say doctors. 

Earlier in the day, Md Shafiqul Islam, 35, and Sazzad Hossain Sumon, 40, succumbed to their injuries at the same hospital, Inspector Md Bachchu Miah of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital outpost said.

Shafiqul had sustained 85% burn injuries and Sumon 45%. 

On Thursday, Rina Akter, 50, died with 70% burn injuries.

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Three other people including a child are undergoing treatment at the hospital. They are Renu Begum, 35, with 38% burns, Naznin, 25, 27%, and her daughter Nowshin, 5, 15% burns.

The seven people were hospitalized after being caught in the gas line explosion on the ground floor of a six-storey building in Block C of Mirpur 11 around 11:15pm on Wednesday.

Rafiqul Islam, owner of the building where the explosion occurred and son of the injured Rawshan Ara, said they had a repairman named Sumon come and fix the pipeline as the gas flow had been low over the past week.

He said that the sudden blast and subsequent fire occurred when Sumon lit a matchstick to light a stove to check the gas flow.