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Death toll in Bangladesh mosque fuel pipeline explosion rises to 13, at the very least 30 injured

Dhaka: A fuel pipeline explosion close to a mosque in Bangladesh killed 13 folks and injured 30 as worshippers have been about to finish their prayers, officers stated on Saturday.

The explosion, which fireplace service officers suspect was brought on by leakage from the pipeline, occurred on Friday night time at a mosque in Narayanganj district, simply exterior the capital Dhaka.

Dozens have been rushed to Dhaka`s state-run specialised burn and plastic-surgery hospital, most of them with extreme burns.

Thirteen folks, together with a baby, died after they sustained burn accidents, stated Samanta Lal Sen, coordinator of the burn unit. The dying toll might rise additional as a lot of them have been in vital circumstances, he stated.

Fire officers stated fuel that amassed within the mosque after pipeline leaks seemingly triggered the blasts.

“We primarily suspect that gas leaked from the pipeline and accumulated inside the mosque since the windows were shut. When the air conditioners was turned on, due to sparks the gas could have exploded,” stated Abdullah Al Arefin, a senior fireplace service official.

All six air conditioners within the mosque exploded throughout the incident, he stated.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

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