Four councillors among 13 injured in Munshiganj explosion
Published : Tuesday, 6 April, 2021 at 11:38 PM Count : 326
At least 13 people, including four councillors, were burnt in a mysterious explosion at the residence of Haji Abdus Salam, mayor of Mirkadim municipality in Munshiganj Sadar. Although the mayor was unhurt in the incident but his wife Kanan Begum was injured.
The blast took place at the mayor’s residence in Ramgopalpur area around 9.00pm on Tuesday.
Four injured councillors are Md Shuhel, Md. Awlad, Deen Islam and Rahim Badsha. The other injured are the mayor’s wife Kanan Begum, Md. Mosharraf, Monir Hossain, Shyamal Das, Panna, Kalu, Md. Idris Ali, Moinuddin and Md. Tajul.
Of the injured, 12 have been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Councillor Rahim Badsha told reporters that councillors and other people were talking with mayor in a room on the second floor of his residence about important documents of the municipality.
“Suddenly there was an explosion with a loud noise. At the moment a flame of fire was seen inside the room. The furniture and windows of the room were shattered in the blast.”
Badsha further said, “After hearing the sound of the explosion, locals rushed to the spot and rescued at least 13 people including four councillors and took them to the hospital.”
Sadar Police Station Officer-in-charge Abu Bakar Siddique said it was not immediately clear how the blast took place.
“Fire service personnel left for the scene. They can tell how the explosion happened there. Police are currently at the scene.”