The Chattogram Development Authority today said the building, which was partly blown off in a “gas line explosion” did not maintain the Building Code during its construction.
Besides, there was supposed to be a 40-feet distance between each building in the area but the buildings are tightly packed together, Chattogram Development Authority’s Building Construction Committee Chairman Engineer Shahinul Islam said.
It is a densely populated area, he said after visiting the site of the explosion.
The explosion at a house on Brickfield Road in Patharghata of Chattogram city killed at least seven people and injured 15 others this morning.
The CDA will investigate whether the explosion originated from a septic tank or from a gas pipeline explosion, Shahinul Islam said.