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Bangladesh says faulty boiler caused deadly factory blast

A faulty boiler caused an explosion at a Bangladesh factory that killed 13 people.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A faulty boiler caused an explosion at a Bangladesh factory that killed 13 people this week, authorities said Wednesday (5), as survivors accused the owners of ignoring their concerns. A government inspector said a licence to use the 15-year-old boiler which exploded on Monday night had expired last month. His comments came as survivors of the blast told local media they had alerted the factory’s owners of problems with the boiler, but their warnings went unheeded. “The licence of the boiler expired on June 24. It’s a five-tonne boiler and aged more than 15 years,” deputy chief inspector of the government’s boiler department Ziaul Hoque said. “In our primary investigation, we have found that the explosion occurred due to…

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