An electrician and two of his helpers sustained burn injuries in a transformer explosion at the office of Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited (Desco) in the capital’s Mirpur area yesterday.
The victims – Rakibul Hossain, 26, Sajjad Hossain, 18, and Jony, 18 – are undergoing treatment at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).
Among them, Rakibul sustained 76% burn injuries while his helpers, Sajjad and Jony, sustained 22% and 26% burn injuries respectively.
Rakibul’s condition was deteriorating, said a physician at the DMCH.
The incident took place around 11am when the electricians were at work inside the Desco office in Mirpur.
“Some liquid substances seeped through the transmitter and created the blast injuring the victims,” said Inspector Mozammel Haque, camp in-charge of DMCH outpost.