One more victim, who suffered burns in a gas line blast in Fatullah area of Narayanganj district on Friday died at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital on Monday morning.
The deceased was identified as Jhuma Rani, 19, resident of Fatullah of Narayanganj.
SM Ayub Hossain, Resident Surgeon of Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, said Jhuma’s mother Tulsi Rani and six more members of her family are undergoing treatment at the hospital.
The death toll from the gas line blast now stands at three.
Earlier on Friday, two women were killed and more than 15 others injured after a five-storey building in Narayanganj’s Fatullah area partially collapsed following an explosion in the gas line.
Narayanganj Fire Service assistant deputy director Abdullah Al Arefin said a gas leak led to the explosion at the building owned by Moktar Mia in Lalkhan Mor around 6am.
The explosion triggered the collapse of the walls of some flats in the building, which in turn, created a ripple effect and led to the wall collapse in three adjoining houses, leaving Maya Rani dead on the spot and eight injured in the immediate neighboring building.
The injured were sent to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in a critical condition.
Also injured were Mangali Rani who was taking a stroll with her daughter Purnima. Both were taken to Victoria Hospital in the city, where the mother succumbed to her injuries, the fire officer said.
Another tenant of another house next to the ill-fated one, Binoy, his wife Nipa and their two children were sleeping when the wall fell on them, leaving them seriously injured.
Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner Mostain Billah said a probe committee was formed to investigate the case.