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Balloon Gas Cylinder Blast Kills Five Children in Bangladesh

All the five children, aged between seven and 14, died on the spot when the cylinder exploded on a narrow street.

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Updated:October 30, 2019, 9:43 PM IST
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Balloon Gas Cylinder Blast Kills Five Children in Bangladesh
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Dhaka: At least five children were killed and 17 others injured when a balloon vendor's gas cylinder exploded in Dhaka on Wednesday.

The vendor was inflating balloons using a gas cylinder placed on a van in a slum area near the capital's Rupnagar when the cylinder exploded, police said.

All the five children, aged between seven and 14, died on the spot when the cylinder exploded on a narrow street, police said.

"The van was surrounded by a lot of people, some of them were buying balloons, when the cylinder suddenly exploded. Most of the dead and wounded are residents of an adjacent slum, a senior police official said.

The injured have been admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH)and two them are stated to be in critical condition.

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