Three killed as truck gas cylinder goes off in Chittagong

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 19:28, Jul 09,2018 | Updated: 19:32, Jul 09,2018


Banshkhali map

Three people were killed as a gas cylinder of a mini truck exploded at Shekherkhil in Banshkhali of Chittagong on Monday.

Two of the deceased were identified as Nur Hossain, 30, son of Motahar Hossain of the area, and Abdul Latif Khan, 44, son of Shah Alam of Barisal.

Nur Nabi, sub-inspector of Banshkhali Police Station, said the gas cylinder went up with a big bang around 1:30pm.

Soon, the mini truck caught fire, leaving its three passengers injured.

Besides, a motorbike with three riders crashed into the burning truck after the explosion, leaving all the bikers injured.

The injured were taken to the Banshkhali Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared the three truck inmates dead.

Later, the injured bikers were sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital.

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