24th November 2021

At least six people sustained severe burn injuries after a steam pipe exploded in the factory of Bashundhara LP Gas Ltd in Mongla Industrial Area recently. The injured were sent to Khulna Medical College Hospital.

The factory authorities, however, were not allowing the police to enter the complex, said Sub-Inspector Md Liton.


“The staff at the main gate said they didn’t know anything about the fire,” he added.


The injured are Md Azim, 31, Md Saiful, 30, Md Imran, 29, Hasan Sikder, 28, Md Tariqul Islam, 28, and Nur Alam, 26.


All of them had severe burn injuries when taken to the hospital.


Some of the workers said that the explosion had occurred while refilling the cylinders.


Mongla Fire Service Duty Officer Md Rakib said that the factory authorities had not informed them about the fire. “We don’t know what happened there. They have their own firefighting system,” he added.

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