At least seven killed in gas explosion in Bangladesh

At least seven killed in gas explosion in Bangladesh

Gas pipeline explosion in Chittagong (Reuters Photo)

At least seven people were killed and eight injured on Sunday after a gas pipeline exploded in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, a police official said.

The gas pipeline exploded in front of a five-storey building, blowing walls off the building, local police official Mohammad Mohsin said, citing witnesses.

The injured have been taken to hospital, he said, adding rescue operation was underway.