7 including a baby killed, 15 hurt in Ctg gas pipeline blast

Chittagong, Nov 17, 2019 – At least seven people including a child and a government primary school teacher were killed and 15 others injured in a gas pipeline explosion in a house in Port City’s Patharghata area Sunday morning, police said.
The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. The gas pipeline is presumed to have exploded on the ground floor of a building in front of five-story Barua Building in Patharghata Brick Field Road area at about 8.50 am, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kotwali Police Station Mohammad Mohsin told journalists.
The blast blew off the walls of the building, killing seven people on the spot and injuring another 15, the police official quoted eyewitness as saying.
The injured persons were sent to the Chittagong Medical College Hospital, he added.
The impact of the explosion also caused damage to a nearby building gate, a portion of a wall of Barua building and a stationary microbus at its garage, an eyewitness said.
After being informed, police and firefighters rushed to the scene to carry out the rescue operations. – GreenWatch news desk with Agencies