One more victim of Pallabi reservoir tank explosion dies

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Staff Reporter:

Another injured person, who along with nine others received burn injuries in a reservoir tank explosion in the city’s Pallabi area on August 21 night, succumbed to her injuries at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday evening.

With the death of Aliya Begum, 25, the number of death tolls rose to three in the incident.

Aliya Begum, was a daughter of Surut Ali, aged 60, who died at the DMCH at around 7:00 am in the morning.

Earlier on Saturday afternoon, a four and a half year old girl child succumbed to her injuries at the burn unit of DMCH.

Sources at the DMCH said Aliya was admitted with around 58 percent burn injuries. She breathed her last at around 6:15 pm.
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Ten people, including Surut, Mili and Aliya, received burn injuries when a reservoir tank located on the underground of a 6-storey building at Block-E of Mirpur Section-12 under Pallabi Police Station, exploded due to gas pipe leakage at 9 pm on August 21.

They were rushed to the burn and plastic surgery unit of DMCH.

Other injured are—Bedana Begum, 50, the wife of Surut Ali, her son Rabbi, 22, Rabbi’s wife Laboni Akhtar, 18,  house owner Mosharraf Hossain, 45, his son Jisan, 28, Abdul Awal, 32, and Alamgir Hossain, 32.

Of them, Rabbi, Laboni, Bedana Begum and Aliya Begum are now undergoing treatment in the DMCH.unb

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