Alexa Building collapsed in Ctg gasline blast: 7 killed, 25 injured

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Building collapsed in Ctg gasline blast: 7 killed, 25 injured

 Chattogram correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:00 AM, 17 November 2019   Updated: 02:37 PM, 17 November 2019

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Photo: DailyBangladesh

At least seven people were reported killed and the other 25 were severely injured when the walls of a building were collapsed over a gas line explosion at Patharghata in Chattogram at around 9 am this morning.

The accident took place at the Kunjamoni Bhaban of the Brickfield road in the area on Sunday morning.

The injured were rushed to Chattogram Medical College Hospital and admitted. It is reported that the condition of 25 injured including burnt people is very critical.

Doctors at the hospitals confirmed the death of the seven. At first, five were declared dead. Two more died later. The identity of the victims was not immediately known.

 

Fire service brigades are conducting the rescue operation. Fire Service Officer Jasimuddin told the DailyBangladesh that, on receiving the news, four fire brigade units are carrying out rescue operations.

Confirming the incident to DailyBangladesh, Patharghata Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mohammad Shahabuddin said," Police surrounded the scene. Initially, we think the accident happened due to the gas line riser explosion.

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