• Thursday, October 06, 2022

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Blast in Bangladesh garment factory kills 10, investigation underway

Bangladeshi firefighters take part in a search and rescue operation at the destroyed garment factory.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi garment plant near the city of Dhaka killed 10 people and injured dozens, emergency workers said on Tuesday (4), the latest industrial tragedy to hit one of the world’s biggest garment producers. The blast, late on Monday (3), occurred at a plant operated by local Bangladeshi firm Multifabs while maintenance work was going on, company and fire brigade officials said. The explosion at the boiler, located in a tin-roofed shed, partially damaged a nearby three-storey factory building. “I heard a big bang when I was having tea outside,” factory driver Hafiz Mostafa said, as dozens thronged the factory site and firefighters moved rubble in search of missing persons. “I…

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