Dhaka – A couple has been killed and several others of the family wounded after a gas cylinder blasted on the outskirt of the capital Dhaka, said police on Saturday.
The accident occurred inside a house at Bhagalpur area in Savar sub-district in the early hours of the day, leaving Rowshan and his wife Khairunnasha dead, said the officer SM Kamruzzaman.
A fire broke out at about 3:30am as a gas cylinder exploded at the kitchen of the home, he said.
On information, the lawmen rushed to the scene quickly, recovered the bodies and sent them to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue.
The injured were undergoing treatment at Enam Medical College Hospital in Savar, said the officer.
The cause of the gas explosion is still unclear.