Many killed in Bangladesh mosque gas pipeline blast – Reports

A gas pipeline explosion near a mosque in Bangladesh killed 16 people and dozens injured with critical burns as worshippers were about to end their prayers, officials said on Saturday.

The explosion, which fire service officials suspect was caused by leakage from the pipeline, occurred on Friday night at a mosque in Narayanganj district, just outside the capital, Dhaka.

Dozens were rushed to Dhaka’s state-run specialised burn and plastic-surgery hospital, most of them with severe burns.

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