An underground gas pipeline close a mosque exploded all through evening prayers out of doors the capital of Bangladesh, leaving no less than 11 Muslim worshipers deceased and dozens injured with critical burns, officials said Saturday.
The blast occurred Friday night as people were finishing their prayers at Baitus Salat Jame Mosque at Narayanganj, native police chief Zayedul Alam said.
By Saturday morning, a young boy and 10 others succumbed to their injuries as doctors at a burn unit of a state-run hospital were treating no less than 37 people with up to 90% of burns on their bodies, said Samanta Lal Sen, a coordinator of the unit.
Most were in critical condition, Sen said.
TV stations reported that as a result of the affect of the blast, no less than six air conditioners also exploded within the mosque. Firefighters were investigation the cause.