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AC explosion in Bangladesh mosque kills 12, injures 25

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AC explosion in Bangladesh mosque kills 12, injures 25 (Representational picture)

At least 12 worshippers, together with a baby, succumbed to their accidents after six air conditioners exploded in a mosque on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.

The blast occurred on the mosque in Narayanganj river port city at round 9 pm on Friday.

While 11 worshippers died throughout remedy on Saturday, a minor boy succumbed to his accidents on Friday, stated Dr Samantha Lal Sen, chief of state-run Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s burn unit — National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.

He stated 25 others at the moment are being handled on the unit, however their situation are “very critical” as the burn caused more than 90 per cent damage to their bodies.
Fire officials suspect accumulated gas from a leaked pipe line caused a fire that might have triggered the AC explosion.

“A pipeline of Titas Gas passes beneath the mosque. We are suspecting that gasoline had leaked from the pipeline and accrued inside because the home windows had been closed. The explosion was most likely triggered as a result of sparks when somebody tried to modify on or off the ACs or followers,” Narayanganj Fire Service’s Deputy Assistant Director Abdullah Al Arefin was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune.

Witnesses said they found five to six people coming out of the mosque as soon as the blast occurred. Worshipers, most of them severely burnt, were found lying on the floor, according to them, the report said. Police and fire service departments have launched separate investigations into the incident. 

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