A gas pipeline explosion killed 13 at least people and injured 30 in a mosque in Bangladesh.
According to details, the explosion took place on Friday night at a mosque in Narayanganj district, Dhaka when worshippers were about to end their prayers.
Fire service officials suspect that the blast had occurred due to leakage from the pipeline.
Several ran to Dhaka’s state-run specialized burn and plastic-surgery hospital.
Samanta Lal Sen, the coordinator of the burns unit, 13 people, including a seven-year-old child, died due to severe burns. He also said that the death toll may rise further as many of the injured were in serious condition.
Fire officials said that the explosion had probably occurred as gas accumulated in the mosque after the pipeline leaked.
“We primarily suspect that gas leaked from the pipeline and accumulated inside the mosque since the windows were shut. When the air conditioners were turned on, due to sparks the gas could have exploded,” said Abdullah Al Arefin, a senior fire service official.
He said that all 6 conditioners inside the mosque exploded during the blast. Authorities are investigating the matter.
It should be remembered that an inferno in Dhaka’s old quarters killed 78 people in February last year.