A total of 38 people have been killed and 72 injured so far in liquefied petroleum gas cylinder explosions since its usage in the country began, State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid told the parliament yesterday.
In reply to a query from Bangladesh Workers Party MP Lutfun Nesa Khan elected in reserved seat, the junior minister said incompetency and lack of awareness in using LPG gas cylinders led to the explosions.
In a written reply, Nasrul stressed activities of the Department of Explosives and awareness to prevent LPG cylinder explosions.
The measures include regular inspection of cylinder stores and its testing centres.
While responding to another query from treasury bench MP Shahiduzzaman Sarker from Naogaon-2, the state minister told the House that system loss in electricity distribution dropped to 9.35 percent from 14.33 percent in the last 10 years.
“Such system loss was 14.33 percent in 2008-09 fiscal year, which came down to 9.35 percent in 2018-19 fiscal,” he said in a scripted answer.