At least 24 people have died from the explosion that took place on Friday evening; There are many more injured with critical burns at a hospital in Dhaka; Explosion is suspected to be due to gas leakage.
Following Friday’s explosion at a mosque in the Narayanganj district of Bangladesh, at least 24 people are reported to have been killed, with many more that are critically injured. Many that remain in the hospital, which is located in the capital city of Dhaka, are suffering from critical burns.
According to the coordinator of the burn unit for the hospital in Dhaka, Samanta Lal Sen, they’re treating nearly 40 people with burns on up to 90% of their body.
At this point, the explosion is suspected to have been caused by gas leakage either in the building or in the pipeline underneath it. However, local authorities have opened up an investigation to further look into the source.
A 7-year old child is among those who have died, and his father is in critical condition.