Water boiler Explosion in Tampaco Foils factory kills 20 in Dhaka

Seventeen bodies were sent to Tongi Hospital and three to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital

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September 10, 2016: At least 20 persons were killed on Saturday when a water boiler blew up in a factory in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police said. Many others were in critical condition due to the sudden explosion.

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The explosion led to a huge fire in the Tampaco Foils factory in Gazipur area around 6 a.m., bdnews24 reported, citing Senior Fire Station officer Mohd Rafiquzzaman.

He said 20 firefighting units battled the flames, which caused two floors of the five-storey building to partially collapse.

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Seventeen bodies were sent to Tongi Hospital and three to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, the Daily Star reported. A total of 74 others were injured, many critically, police said. (IANS)

  • Jagpreet Kaur Sandhu

    Saddening! Hope some precautions can be taken that such incident never happens again.