At least 7 die in Bangladesh gas pipeline explosion

Bangladesh: Gas pipeline blast kills 7, injured 25

At least seven people were killed in a gas pipeline explosion in Bangladesh on Sunday, police officials said.

The explosion rocked an area in front of a five-story building as residents were getting ready for work in the morning - blowing some of the building's walls off, Mohsin said, according to Reuters.

All the injured were rushed to nearby hospitals, said the official, adding that about "seven injured people succumbed to their injuries at the hospitals".

Among the injured, one suffered burns while the remainder were wounded by the building collapse, local private channel Shomoy TV reported, citing local sources.

The cause of explosion wasn't immediately clear, fire service official Amir Hossain said, adding an investigation was underway.

The street in front of the building was busy with pedestrians and a boundary wall fell on some passersby.

In October this year, seven people including six children were killed after a gas cylinder used to inflate balloons exploded in capital city Dhaka.

This is not the first time a gas accident has taken place in Bangladesh.

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