The number of victims of the explosion that occurred in a mosque in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, rose to 20. This was announced on Saturday, September 5, Anadolu agency reports.
The condition of another 17 victims is assessed as serious. They had 30 to 70 percent of their bodies burned.
The explosion at the mosque took place during Friday prayer. Local authorities reported that there was a pipeline with gas under the building and, according to preliminary data, the leak filled the building and exploded after someone tried to turn on the air conditioning. Earlier, 11 people were reported killed and 50 injured in the incident.
President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed condolences and ordered a proper investigation into the incident.
Local authorities promised to pay 20,000 taka ($235) to the families of the dead and 10,000 taka ($118) to the injured.