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Gazipur Apparel Factory: 5 die as boiler blasts

WT24 Desk

At least five people were killed, and dozens injured when a boiler exploded at a ready-made garment (RMG) factory in Gazipur’s Kashimpur area on Monday, Agencies report.

Fire fighters recovered five bodies till 9:15pm and sent 20 injured to hospital, assistant deputy director of Gazipur fire service Aktaruzzaman told Prothom Alo.

The RMG factory was still burning and a rescue operation was going on till filing of this report.A fire, triggered by explosion, broke out at Nayapara-based factory of Multifabs Ltd around 7:30pm, according to witnesses.

The rooftop of the building was also damaged partially in the blast, said Zahidul Haque, a worker of the factory.

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