Cox's Bazar Correspondent: At least two people were killed and five injured after a gas cylinder exploded in a tea stall in Maheshkhali Upazila of the district on Wednesday.
Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Prodip Kumar, officer-in-charge of Maheshkhali police station said that the explosion took place in a tea stall at Thakurtala area adjacent to Adinath Tample around 11:00am, leaving seven people injured.
Later, the injured were sent to Maheshkhali upazila health complex where duty doctor declared two of them dead.
"A three-day long fair began in the area from Tuesday. Shopkeepers opened temporary shops with various types of goods in the fair area," the OC added.
risingbd/Cox's Bazar/Feb 14, 2018/Sujauddin Rubel/Nasim