A man and his wife were killed following a gas cylinder explosion in Bhatara of the capital.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bhatara police station ABM Asaduzzaman confirmed this information
The deceased were identified as Abdul Majid Shikder (72) and his wife Taslima Begum (48).
Rakibul Hasan, duty officer at Fire service Headquarters, said the fire broke out on the third floor of the six-storey building. Two firefighting units were sent after receiving the information around 6 am.
The dead bodies were kept in Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, the OC said.
BDST: 1251 HRS, FEB 2, 2023