Seven people injured in a CNG vehicle cylinder explosion.

According to the safety directives of the authority, we should keep distance while refueling

CNG vehicle. But yesterday’s accident took place when it was running, not refueling.

Among the seven injured, six are passengers and one is the driver himself, among them three

are siblings. They suffered serious burn in the explosion and taken to the Chittagong

Medical College Hospital (CMCH). Two of them had fifty percent burn and taken to Dhaka.

The accident took place in Tannery Bottala area while they were going to the shrine of

Bayazid Bostami on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat.

Driver Shahabuddin said, excessive pressure of the cylinder may be the cause of the

explosion.

CNG cylinder standards are not always met by the owners, which is increasing the risk of

this type of accident. In some cases some local workshops convert large diameter pipes to a

cylinder, which is not suitable. Because, a cylinder’s job is to hold compressed gas of very

high pressure. Even a standard cylinder is needed to change regularly. Police is trying to

identify the owner of the vehicle.

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