Two air-conditioner technicians were killed in a gas cylinder explosion at a sweater factory in Memberbari-Baniarchala area of Gazipur sadar upazila on Sunday night.
The deceased were identified as Farhad Hossain, hailing from Mirsharai upazila of Chattogram, and his assistant Sirajul Islam of Satkhira's Kalaroa upazila.
Officer-in-charge of Joydebpur Police Station Asaduzzaman said the duo was repairing an AC on the ground floor of Eva Sweater Factory.
The gas cylinder exploded at around 9:15pm while they were pumping gas to the AC compressor from it. A fire broke out at the factory following the explosion, leaving them critically injured.
They succumbed to their injuries on the way to hospital, the OC said.
Meanwhile, five workers also got injured as they jostled to get out of the factory out of panic following the fire, reports a news agency.
Deputy Assistant Director of Gazipur Fire Service Akhtaruzzaman said four firefighting units rushed in and brought the fire under control.
Machinery and goods of the factory were gutted in the fire, he said.
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