Six hurt in Pabna Baloon vendor’s gas cylinder blast

Six people sustained injured in a gas cylinder explosion at the National Development Fair premises in front of Ishwardi Upazila Parishad office on Thursday.

The victims were identified as Bappi, 35, a balloon vendor and son of Shukkur Ali of Gobinda area in Sadar upazila, Tushar Hossain, 10, son of Bhodon, Alim Hossain, 13, son of Abu Syed, Sohan Hossain, 10, son of Nasim Uddin Khoka, Farhad hossain, 12, son of Faruk Hossain and Rabbi, 11, son of Rustom Ali of Ishwardi uapzila headquarters.

Zobair Hossain, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, said the gas cylinder of a balloon vendor went off with a big bang, 60 meter away from the main stage, leaving four students and the vendor injured.

Later, they were taken to Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex from where five of them were sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, he added.

source: UNB