Mother, kids sustain burn injuries
A mother and her two children sustained burn injuries following a gas cylinder blast in their house at Garibullah Shah Residential area in Chittagong city yesterday.
The injured are Tanjira Akhter, 35, her daughter Tanjina, 13 and son Tanvir Hasan, 8, said Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) Police Outpost sources.
The incident occurred around 11:00am in the morning, said said Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Alauddin Talukdar of CMCH Police Outpost quoting neighbours.
Neighbours rescued and admitted the trio to CMCH's Burn and Plastic Surgery Department, said cop added.
The gas cylinder was reportedly kept in the bedroom of the couple where the explosion took place, said Chittagong Fire Service and Civil Defence's Deputy Assistant Director urna Chandra Mutsuddy.
“Her husband Mehedi Hasan sent the gas cylinder and it might have went off injuring the three due to auto ignition when the woman was testing it”, he added.
They had rescue the injured by breaking the door open with the help of neighbours, he also said.
Assistant Professor S Khaled at CMCH Burn Unit's said the mother sustained 80 percent burn injures while the injuries of the boy is 30 percent and of the girl is 20 percent respectively.
The trio has been sent to Dhaka for better treatment, said the doctor.
Earlier, four members of a family had sustained burn injuries after a gas line blast in city's Bakalia Dewan Bazar on January 27 in this year.
Two of them had later succumbed to their Injuries at CMCH the following day.