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Death Toll In Bangladesh Mosque Blast Rises To 24

Dhaka: Twenty 4 folks have now died and round 50 are injured after six air conditioners exploded throughout prayers in a mosque in Bangladesh’s Fatullah city.

Up to now, a complete of 24 folks, together with a baby, have died from burn accidents sustained within the blasts which happened round 9 pm on Friday, stated Dr Partha Shankar Pal, resident medical officer of Sheikh Hasina Nationwide Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgical procedure.

Police have filed a case over the incident, suspected to be brought on by gasoline leakage in pipelines.

Narayanganj Fatullah Mannequin police station Sub Inspector Humayun Kabir filed the case on Saturday evening. Aslam Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of the identical police station, confirmed the matter. The case has been filed in opposition to the mosque’s administration committee, its development authority, the involved electrical energy and Titas Gasoline authorities, amongst others.

They’ve began the investigation and no particulars could be supplied earlier than its completion. In the meantime, numerous organizations together with Narayanganj Cultural Alliance and District Girls’s Council have protested in opposition to the blast. 4 separate probe committees – by Narayanganj district administration, Fireplace Service, Titas Gasoline Transmission and Distribution Firm Ltd, and Dhaka Energy Distribution Firm (DPDC) — have been fashioned to analyze the incident.

In response to locals, the explosions happened at round 8.45 p.m. on Friday at Baitus Salam Mosque in Fatullah simply after devotees had completed their prayers.

Sources stated that sparking led to one of many A/Cs exploding which then triggered blasts within the different air conditioners of the mosque.

27 victims are in a important situation, docs stated, including that a few of them together with the mosque’s ‘Imam’ suffered 99 per cent burn accidents.

Fireplace service officers and gasoline employees are engaged on the positioning to restore a defective gasoline line which brought on the mishap.

Abdul Gafur Member, President of the mosque committee accused the native employees of Titas Gasoline Transmission & Distribution Firm Restricted (TGTDCL), of demanding 50,000 taka bribe to resolve a gasoline leakage beneath the mosque constructing.

Bangladesh State Minister for Energy, Vitality and Mineral Assets Nasrul Hamid stated, “Stern action will be taken if negligence of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company (TGTDCL) is found in connection with the Narayanganj mosque blast.”

Locals stated a gasoline pipeline passes beneath the mosque. The mosque managing committee had not too long ago filed a grievance about leakage of the pipeline. However the authorities apparently ignored it. It’s alleged that gasoline had leaked from the pipeline and gathered inside because the home windows have been closed.

The explosion was most likely triggered attributable to sparking, stated fireplace service officers. They think gathered gasoline from the leaked pipeline brought on a hearth that might have triggered the blasts.

Firefighters have been rushed to the spot and the injured have been taken to hospital.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed very best remedy to the injured.

(IANS)

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