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The death toll from a gas explosion in a mosque in Bangladesh rises to 27

The death toll from a gas explosion and fire on Friday in a mosque near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka has risen to 27, including one minor.

At least ten other people continue to receive medical care after the incident at the Baitus Salat Jame Mosque in Narayanganj district.

In addition, 24 bodies were handed over to their relatives without an autopsy, Siddique Bazar fire officer Shahindul Islam said, as reported by the Dhaka Tribune.

The death toll from a gas explosion in a mosque in Bangladesh rises to 27
The death toll from a gas explosion in a mosque in Bangladesh rises to 27

On Saturday, the police presented, among other things, a case of “negligent murder” of the mosque’s administration, as the main hypotheses suggest that the accident was due to the accumulation of gas from an underground pipe.

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