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Two killed in Bangladesh steel plant explosion

07 March 2014

Two workers have been killed and at least 10 others injured in an oxygen cylinder explosion at a steel mill at Narayanganj south of Dhaka on March 13. Police said the explosion blew off Ahmed Re-Rolling Mills roof in Barapa area at around 4pm. The explosion happened in a section operated by AK Oxygen Limited, a sister concern of Ahmed Re-Rolling Mills.

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Manager (Administration) of AK Oxygen Limited Dinabandhu Mitra said the reason behind the explosion was not immediately known.

Police told bdnews24.com that cylinders or other flammable materials kept in the re-rolling mills and oxygen cylinder factory might have caused the blast.

Witnesses told the Daily Star around 20 workers were present when the cylinder exploded.

Narayanganj Fire Services said that the fire-fighters launched rescue operations and the 10 injured were sent to hospital in Dhaka. They are also checking to see if any other workers are trapped under the rubble.


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