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2 workers burned to death in Chittagong cylinder blast

  • Published at 01:59 pm April 16th, 2019
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The explosion took place while a gas cylinder was being refilled

Two workers have been burned to death, and another has been injured, in a cylinder explosion at "AA" factory in the port city of Chittagong.

The accident took place around 7am at Islamia Steel Mill, under Khulshi police station, on Tuesday.

The deceased are Pabitra Das, 35, and Jabed, 32.

Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI) of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) police outpost, Alauddin Talukder said:" The on-duty doctor declared the duo dead after they were brought to the hospital in a critical state"

Deputy Assistant Director of Agrabad Fire Service and Civil Defence, Jasim Uddin said: "The explosion took place while a gas cylinder was being refilled.

"On information, fire fighters rushed to the spot and took the workers to the hospital."