Two women were killed and eight others were injured as wall collapsed on them following a gas explosion at a building in Naryanganj’s Fatullah on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Maya Rani,45, and Shibu Rani, 32.
The incident happened on the ground floor of a five-storey building of Mokhter Miah at Lalkha area around 6am.
The wall of five rooms of the floor collapsed during the explosion, said Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence deputy assistant director Abdullah Arefin.
The injured are now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and Narayanganj General Hospital
Local people said Maya died on the spot while the another succumbed to her injuries at the DMCH.
Primarily, the Fire Service official assumed that the gas may have accumulated inside the ground floor from gas-line leakage.