Mugda gas cylinder blast: Burnt mother, son die

  |  Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 |  10:56 am

A woman and his son, who suffered burn injuries from gas cylinder explosion at their house in Dhaka’s Mugda on Monday, have died.

Five-year-old Arup breathed his last around 11pm on Monday while his mother Priyangka at 3am on Tuesday at Sheikh Hasina National Institute Of Burn And Plastic Surgery.

Surgeon SM Ayub Hossain, resident physician of the hospital,confirmed the matter this morning.

The conditions of Priyanka’s mother, who suffered 35 per cent burns, and her husband, with 25 per cent, are also critical, according to Dr Ayub.

The explosion occurred at a kitchen on the ground floor of a five-storey building around 7am on Monday when Priyangka tried to light the stove.

Injured four family members Shefali, 55, her daughter Priyanka, 30, Priyanks’s husband Sudhangsho, 36, their son Arup, 5, were rushed to the hospital around 9am.

Priyanka, with 72 per cent burns, and his son, with 67 per cent burns, succumbed their injuries at the ICU of the Sheikh Hasina National Institute Of Burn And Plastic Surgery.

The bodies were kept at Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue, said its police camp inspector Md Bachchu Miah.