12 October 2011

10 Injured as Furnace Blows up at Re-rolling Mill:

At least 10 people including nine workers were injured in a furnace explosion at a re-rolling mill in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong early Tuesday.

Nur Mohammad, officer-in-charge (OC) of Sitakunda Police Station, said the workers of GPH Ispat Ltd located in Kumira area and a truck helper suffered burns around 2:30am when melted iron fell on them following the explosion.

The injured included Md Salauddin, 20, Mahidul Islam, 18, Badshah Mia, 25, Md Raju 25, Abu Taher, 30, Md Osman, 30, Nurul Alam, 25, Kabir, 24, Md Altaf Hossain, 25, and Md Faisal, 18, reports our Chittagong correspondent.

Eight of the injured were admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital while the others to a local private clinic.

Source: The Daily Star. 11 October 2011

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