Seven people have been killed and at least fifteen others injured after a gas pipeline exploded near a house in Chittagong’s Patharghata area, causing its wall to collapse.
The house was situated on Brickfield road.
Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) police outpost Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Alauddin Talukder on Sunday morning said: “Fourteen injured were admitted to the hospital. Of them, seven died.
“Among the deceased, one was a child and two were women.”
CMCH police outpost Inspector Jahirul Alam said: “The seven died because of the wall collapse, not due to burning injuries.”
Chittagong Fire Service and Civil Defence Deputy Assistant Director Purna Chandra Mutsuddi said: “We were informed about the incident around 9:08 am. The rescue operation is on.”