Cumilla balloon cylinder blast: 3-member probe body formed

A three-member committee has been formed to investigate the helium gas cylinder blast while inflating balloons that left more than 50 people, including children injured at Nangalkot of Cumilla on Thursday.

The members of the committee are—Upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Ashraful Haque, Nangalkot police Officer-in-Charge (Investigation) Rakibul Islam and a representative of Fire Service and Civil Defense.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Lamiya Saiful said that the committee has been asked to submit its report by Tuesday.

Cumilla Addl Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Shahadat Hossain said “the families of six injured persons have been given Tk10,000 each. Others will get the same amount, or whatever is needed for their treatment.”

Five people seriously injured in the blast were referred to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for advance treatment on Friday, said Md Asif Imran, physician of the emergency department.

The five included balloon seller Anwar, 35. Others injured are- Abdur Rob, 27, Sabbir Hossain, 12, Saiful, 10, and Emon Hasan, 15.

Twenty-two people had been admitted to Cumilla Medical College Hospital, and seven of them had been discharged already, he added.

The explosion took place at Birulia village under Moukara Union around 6pm on Thursday, leaving over fifty people injured.

Source: United News of Bangladesh