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Explosion kills two at steel plant in Nepal

26 August 2013

According to the Himalayan Times, two workers were killed after acid-filled tanks exploded and caught fire at Bhagawati Steel Industries in Jitpur, Eastern Nepal. According to police, the two died while trying to fix a pipe onto a tank. The incident is thought to have been caused by negligence – the workers failed to empty the fuel tank before any work is started. 

Mr Bishal Sharma, the company owner said: “The workers were welding a pipe onto the furnace tank, which exploded along with another one and caught fire. Both the tanks were filled with acid.”

He said they failed to follow routine procedures and the acid-filled tanks exploded.


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