Balloon vendor dies in Rajshahi gas cylinder blast

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

A balloon vendor was killed and two others were injured after a gas cylinder exploded at Madhupur village in Charghat upazila of Rajshahi district on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Muktar Hossain, 42, of the village. The injured were identified as Zaheda Begum, 50, a relative of the deceased and Hamim Hossain, 1, nephew of Muktar, reports UNB.

The incident took place around 8:00 am when the gas cylinder went off while filling gas in balloons, leaving Muktar dead on the spot and two injured, said Samit Kumar Kunda, officer-in-charge of Charghat Police Station.

The injured were taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.