Dhaka: 27 people have been killed in the explosion of six air conditioners in a mosque on the outskirts of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. According to reports, another 10 people are battling for their lives at the hospital.

The explosion occurred after a gas leak in an underground pipeline caused the six air conditioners to explode on September 4 at Baitul Salat mosque in the central district of Narayanganj.

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The report added that 21 people died on Saturday during their treatment, five more died on Sunday. Fire officials suspect accumulated gas from a leaked pipeline triggered a spark and all six air conditioners on the ground floor of the mosque exploded.

Meanwhile, police have filed a case of negligence against the mosque management committee and the utility authorities.