A gasoline pipeline explosion close to a mosque in Bangladesh killed 13 individuals and injured 30 as worshippers had been about to finish their prayers, officers stated on Saturday.

The explosion, which fireplace service officers suspect was brought on by leakage from the pipeline, occurred on Friday night time at a mosque in Narayanganj district, simply outdoors the capital Dhaka.

Dozens had been rushed to Dhaka’s state-run specialised burn and plastic-surgery hospital, most of them with extreme burns.

13 individuals, together with a toddler, died after they sustained burn accidents, stated Samanta Lal Sen, co-ordinator of the burn unit. The dying toll might rise additional as lots of them had been in essential situations, he stated.

Hearth officers stated gasoline that collected within the mosque after pipeline leaks seemingly triggered the blasts.

“We primarily suspect that gasoline leaked from the pipeline and collected contained in the mosque because the home windows had been shut. When the air conditioners was turned on, as a consequence of sparks the gasoline might have exploded,” stated Abdullah Al Arefin, a senior fireplace service official.

All six air conditioners within the mosque exploded throughout the incident, he stated.

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