Two killed as gas cylinder goes off in Comilla

A truck driver and his assistant were killed as the gas cylinder of their vehicle went off at Kutumbapur on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway at Chandina in Comilla on Friday afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Shohel, 65, a resident of Sayedpur village, and Polash, 28, of Dharmapur village in Adarsha Sadar upazila of the district.
In-charge of Iliotganj Highway police camp sub-inspector Quazi Maniruzzaman said the truck, loaded with sand, was going to Comilla, reports United News of Bangladesh.
When the vehicle reached Kutumbapur, one of its front wheels went out of order and the driver lost his control over the steering.
As a result, the truck hit a covered van and suddenly the gas cylinder of the vehicle blasted on the aftermath, leaving the driver and the helper dead on the spot around 3:00pm.
Later, police recovered the body and sent it to hospital for autopsy.

source : the new age

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