Three people including two students sustained minor injuries following an explosion inside a manhole in the capital's Jatrabari this afternoon.
Zahura Begum, 35, her five-grader daughter Nafiza Akhter Nusrat, 10, and madrasa student Miraz, 12, were given first aid at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), inspector Bachchu Miah, in-charge of the DMCH police camp, told The Daily Star.
There was a loud bang in the manhole at Dholaipur in Jatrabari around 5:30pm, Qazi Wazed Ali, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari Police Station, told The Daily Star.
The three pedestrians were injured in the blast, he said.
The police official suspected the explosion behind excessive pressure of gas inside the manhole.