At least seven people were received burn injuries following an explosion in a hand sanitizer godown in Rajabari area of Kamarpara in the city on Saturday.
The injured were identified as rickshaw garage owner Gazi Mazharul Islam, 48, Md. Mizan,35, Md. Nur Hossain,60, Md. Alam Mia 20, Masum, 35, Md. Al-Amin,30 and Md. Shaheen, 25.
Officer-in-Charge of Torag Police Station Mehedi Hasan told UNB that the blast occurred around 11:45 am in a godown of hand sanitizer, leaving the seven people wounded.
Local people rescued them and rushed to the emergency department of the Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute, he said.
Resident surgeon Dr. SM Ayub Hossain of the institute said most of the injured are in critical condition.