Security guard burned to death in Feni

A 58-year-old security guard of a building was burned to death in a fire that broke out following a gas cylinder blast at Charipur in Feni district town on Saturday night.

The deceased was identified as Anisur Rahman of Phulhata Panchagram in Morelganj upazila of Bagerhat district.

Purnachandra Mritsuddi, deputy director of Feni Fire Service and Civil Defense, said a gas cylinder in the six-story building, owned by Abu Ahad Nayan,exploded with a big bang when Anisur was trying to light the oven for cooking around 11 pm, leaving him dead on the spot.

According to local people, the building has no gas connection and the tenants of the building use gas cylinder for cooking purpose.

On information, a firefighting unit rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze.

They also recovered the charred body of Anisur from the spot.

Police suspect the explosion occurred due to gas cylinder leakage.