Seven people, including a child, sustained burn injuries in an explosion due to gas-line leakage at Mirpur-11 in Dhaka on Wednesday night.
The injured have been admitted to Sheikh Hasina Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute.
The victims are — Nowshin, 5, Shafiq, 35, Sumon, 40, Raushanara, 70, Rina, 50, Naznin, 25, and Renu, 35.
Rafiqul Islam, owner of the building, told New Age that there was a leak in their house’s gas line which was repaired two days ago.
However, at about 1:00am a sudden loud gas explosion occurred which injured two pedestrians and five others living at the ground floor of the building.
Sheikh Hasina Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute resident surgeon SM Ayub Hossain said that of the injured Nowshin received 15 per cent burns, Shafiq received 85 per sent burns, Sumon received 45 per sent burns, Raushanara received 80 per sent burns, Rina received 70 per sent burns, Naznin received 27 per sent burns, and Renu received 38 per sent burns.
The child had been sent to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, he added.