PV Desk : Three people died and another four, including three policemen, were injured in a microbus gas cylinder blast in Tangail.
The incident occurred around 4am on Tuesday at the intersection of Kumudini College Road, said Md Rezaur Rahman, additional superintendent of police of Tangail Sadar Circle.
The dead have been identified as Zannatul Ferdous Barna, 19, Faruk, 41, and Sirajul Islam, 55. Faruk was Barna’s cousin and Islam was her uncle. All died on the spot.
They were the residents of Narayanganj’s Bhati port area under the Sonargaon Police Station.
The injured — Assistant Sub-Inspector Tanvir, 33, Assistant Sub-Inspector Habib, 30, Constable Azhar, 45, and microbus driver Aktar, 35, — were admitted to Tangail General Hospital.
A police team from the Sonargaon Police Station went to Rajshahi’s Bagmara to rescue a kidnapped teenage girl and relatives of the girl were also with them, said Rahman.
On their way back, he said, the microbus gas cylinder exploded setting the vehicle ablaze.