Gas cylinder explodes in Gazipur, 11 burnt

Published: December 12, 2017 19:38:37 | Updated: December 13, 2017 09:58:08


Eleven workers suffered burn injuries from a gas cylinder explosion at a cosmetics factory in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur on Tuesday afternoon.

Assistant Director of Gazipur Fire Service Akhteruzzaman said the gas cylinder went off with a bang at 'FS Cosmetics Ltd' at in the area around 4:30pm.

Some 35 workers were working inside the factory at that time. The factory caught fire following the explosion, leaving 11 workers injured.

The injured were taken to different hospitals, he said, adding that they brought the fire under control after one hour.

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