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1 killed in Ashulia boiler blast

  • Published at 11:49 am December 10th, 2019
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This photo shows the ID card of Rima Khatun who was killed as a boiler at a sweater factory exploded in Ashulia of Dhaka's Savar on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Another person was injured during the incident

A female worker has been killed and another injured as a boiler at a sweater factory exploded in Ashulia of Dhaka's Savar.

The incident occurred at Natural Village Sweater Ltd factory in the Khejurbagan area of Ashulia on Tuesday morning.

The deceased is Rima Khatun, who worked at the nearby readymade garment factory Murad Apparels Limited.

Fire service team secure the boiler explosion area at Ashulia on December 10, 2019 | Dhaka TribuneThe injured worker - whose identity has not been confirmed yet- was sent to Enam Medical College and Hospital in Savar for treatment, Ashulia DEPZ Fire Station's Senior Station Officer Jahangir Alam told Dhaka Tribune.

Quoting witnesses, fire service officials said a wall of the sweater factory collapsed on the pedestrians of the road due to the sudden explosion. 

Rima and the other worker were walking down the road which is adjacent to both factories, when the wall fell down on them, killing Rima instantly.