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Rupnagar Cylinder Blast: Another child dies at DMCH

Case filed against balloon vendor

 Rupnagar Cylinder Blast

Photo: Relatives of the cylinder blast victims wailing at a hospital.

The deceased was identified as Nihar Uddin, 8, son of Sarwar Hossain of Mohanganj upazila in Netrakona district.

Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Rupnagar Police Station, said Nihar succumbed to her injuries around 5am.

Meanwhile, Sub-Inspector Sumon filed a case against the balloon vendor Abu Syed, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital under police custody, in this connection around 3am.

Six children were killed and 21 people injured in the cylinder blast while gas was being pumped into balloons by a vendor in Rupnagar Residential Area of the city on Wednesday afternoon.

All of the deceased were residents of Quamrul Matbarer Bosti (slum).