A couple was injured as a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a house in Gangadhar Patti area of Manikganj town early Wednesday.
A gas cylinder at the kitchen of the house went off when Sabina Yesmin, wife of Hamidur Rahman, tried to ignite the gas burner and caught fire around 4:30am, leaving the couple burnt severely.
The injured — Sabina with 70 per cent burns, and Hamidur with 40 per cent burns — were rushed to Manikganj General Hospital and later shifted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, said Lutfar Rahman, residential medical officer of the general hospital.
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