Eight burnt in Cumilla chemical plant explosion

Our Correspondent

8 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

CUMILLA: Eight people suffered burn injuries in an explosion at a drugs and chemical plant in the district town on Wednesday.

The identities of the injured could not be known immediately.

Deputy Director of Fire Service and Civil Defence Jashim Uddin said the explosion occurred around 10:00 am in the material and packaging storage segment on the first floor of the plant in Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) industrial estate in Cumilla.

Being informed of the blast, three units of firefighters went to the spot and rescued the injured and admitted them 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.