At least 5 kids have been killed after a fuel cylinder getting used to inflate toy balloons exploded within the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Wednesday, police and firefighting officers mentioned.
Speaking with newsmen, Mohammad Rasel, an official on the Fire Service and Civil Defence division, mentioned that the cylinder went off as a vendor inflated the balloons to promote them amongst kids gathered on the wayside within the Mirpur neighbourhood of Dhaka, leaving 4 of them useless on the scene,
According to the official, the kids are between the ages of seven years and 14 years.
He added that one other youngster died later in hospital.
Rasel mentioned that rescuers discovered the our bodies of among the kids mendacity torn aside in a pool of blood on the scene.
A police officer, Abul Kalam Azad, mentioned that fourteen others, together with eight kids, have been rushed to the state-run Dhaka Medical College Hospital after they suffered accidents from the blast.
Physician Alauddin, who goes by a single identify, mentioned the situation of 4 of them is crucial.
Television footage confirmed the family members of the victims wailing on the blood-soaked scene, whereas others crowded hospitals.
A firefighting official couldn’t specify the kind of fuel that was being utilized by the seller, who was additionally critically wounded, to inflate the balloons.
He mentioned that an investigation had been launched to find out the explanation behind the accident.
Deaths from cylinder blasts are widespread in Bangladesh as a consequence of lack of inspections and the customers’ unwillingness to get the containers examined commonly.