5 killed as gas pipe catches fire after lightning in Sylhet
Five people were killed in a fire originated from a gas line blast following a lightning strike in Golapganj upazila in Sylhet early today.
Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
The fire broke out in a gas pipeline adjacent to a room at Lailumia colony in Lakkhanabanda Club Bazar area after lightning struck there in the morning, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports quoting AKM Fazlul Haque Shibli, officer-in-charge of Golapganj Police Station.
The five, who were sleeping inside the single-storey tin-shed room, were burnt to death on the spot, the OC told our Moulvibazar correspondent.
Two other persons were also injured in the fire and they were undergoing treatment Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, he said.
The bodies were sent to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, the police official said.