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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.

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Xiaomi Plans to Build its Own 5G Factory

The company has already launched a 5G+AIoT strategy so as to increase the development and adoption of the use of its AIoT sevices

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Xiaomi for its part already offers a few 5G phones, such as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G and the wraparound Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha. Wikimedia Commons

 Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said at the ongoing 2019 World 5G Conference that the company is in the last stage of building its 5G factory, which will see the development and production of 5G flagships.

The factory will be located in the Beijing Economic and Technologic Development Zone and is expected to be finished in December, GSMArena reported on Thursday.

As per report, the expected yield of the plant, covering an area of 187,000 square meters, is around 60 units per minute which is over 60 per cent than the current traditional factories.

Additionally, Xiaomi is aiming to introduce at least 10 5G smartphones in 2020 as it mulls quickly making 5G devices just as common as 4G phones.

According to the handset maker’s founder Lei Jun, Xiaomi aims to launch 5G phones that could cover the full range of prices from the lower to the higher end.

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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said at the ongoing 2019 World 5G Conference that the company is in the last stage of building its 5G factory, which will see the development and production of 5G flagships. Pixabay

Company’s CEO also said that the all Xiaomi smartphones with a price tag above $285 (2000 Yuan) will be 5G phones.

Xiaomi for its part already offers a few 5G phones, such as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G and the wraparound Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha.

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The company has already launched a 5G+AIoT strategy so as to increase the development and adoption of the use of its AIoT sevices. (IANS)