A man was killed and seven others were injured in a bus gas cylinder explosion in Sadar Dakkhin Upazila of the district recently.
Deceased Khorshed Alam, 27, was a worker of Riverview CNG Filling Station and a resident of Laxmipur Village in the upazila.
Locals said a bus of Jamuna Paribahan was filling gas at the filling station in Beltali area on Dhaka-Cumilla highway. At one stage, the bus's gas cylinder exploded, leaving eight injured.
The injured were rushed to Cumilla Medical College Hospital.
Later, Khorshed died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the evening while undergoing treatment.