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Two burnt dead in Ctg cylinder blast

One injured

WT24 Desk

Two workers were burned to death while another injured in a gas cylinder blast at an oxygen factory in Nasirabad area on Tuesday morning, Agencies report.

The deceased were identified as Pabitra Kumar Das, 60, hailing from Barishal and Md Sabed, 30, hailing from Feni.

The fire broke out following a cylinder blast at ‘Siraj Anu Oxygen Limited’ owned by Shafiqur Islam Chowdhury around 7am, said Md Jasim Uddin, deputy assistant director of Chattogram Fire Service and Civil Defence.

On information, four fire-fighting units from Nandankanon, Agrabad, Chandanpura and Bayazid stations rushed to the spot and doused the fire.

The firefighters rescued the three workers as burn injured. Among them, one died on the way to hospital while another died at the hospital, said Md Jahirul Islam, in-charge of Chattogram Medical College Hospital Police Outpost.

Injured Nurul Islam is undergoing treatment at the hospital, he added.

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