At least 37 people have suffered burn injuries after an air conditioner burst at a mosque in Narayanganj’s Sadar upazila.
They have been sent to the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery under Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment.
Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH Police Outpost, confirmed that 37 injured people have been admitted to the hospital.
Dr Samanta Lal Sen, coordinator of the institute, said most of the 37 patients admitted in the institute have major burns on their bodies.
Hospital sources said the condition of many patients is critical.
The incident occurred around 8:45pm at Pashchim Talla Baitus Salam Mosque. Hajiganj Fire Service and Civil Defence station’s officer Morshed Alam said according to locals many have suffered burn injuries in the incident.
“All injured have been taken to Narayanganj General Hospital and Dhaka Medical College Hospital.”