Eight people suffered burn injuries in an explosion at a drugs and chemical plant in Cumilla on Wednesday morning.
The identities of the injured could not be known yet.Jashim Uddin, deputy director of Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the explosion occurred around 10:00am in the material and packaging storage segment on the first floor of the plant in Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation's industrial estate in Cumilla.
Being informed of the blast, three units of firefighters went to the spot and rescued the injured and admitted to Cumilla Medical College Hospital, Jashim Uddin said.
Inspector Nurul Islam, in-charge of Kandirpar Police Outpost, confirmed the matter.
The cause of the explosion could not be known immediately, he also said.