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Two killed in Cox's Bazar gas cylinder explosion

Nasim : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-02-14 1:31:15 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-02-14 10:53:39 PM

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