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7 burnt as aerosol cans explode in Mirpur

  • Published at 11:23 pm October 27th, 2020
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3 of the injured are in critical condition, says doctor

As many as seven workers of a salvage shop, including its owner, have sustained severe burn injuries due to an explosion caused by abandoned aerosol cans in Dhaka.

The incident occurred in the capital’s Beribadh Bhanga Masjid area in Mohammadpur at around 2pm on Tuesday.

The injured – shop owner Abdul Alim, 50, workers Amir Hossain, 45, Faruk, 35, Saidur Rahman, 35, along with Kayum, 40, Md Suruj, 25, Md Rashel, 25, of an adjacent engineering workshop – are undergoing treatment at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery.

Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, Abdul Alim, said: “The explosion took place when we were emptying different kinds of abandoned aerosol cans, including perfume bottles, with a compressing machine.”

Meanwhile, talking to the press, Dr Partha Shankar Pal, resident physician at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, said: “A total of seven people with burn injuries were brought to the hospital earlier in the day.

“Five of them have sustained burn injuries ranging from 75% to 20% and of them, three are in critical condition. However, the other two are out of danger."

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