Fakir Uddin, 21, a balloon seller, died after a gas cylinder exploded at Baruni Mela in Gobindganj, Gaibandha.
Milon Chatterjee, in charge of the Bairagihat police investigation center, confirmed the matter. Fakir Uddin’s house is in Kochashahar village of Mahimaganj union of Gobindaganj Upazila.
According to the locals, Fakir Uddin makes a living by selling balloons. Baruni Mela of the Hindu community is held on this day every year in the village of Phulohar. The cylinder exploded while inflating the balloon with gas for sale at the fair. This caused his right leg to become detached from the body.
Mahbur Rahman, who was with him at the time, was seriously injured. People from the fair rescued them and sent them to SZRMC Hospital in Bogra.