Bangladesh factory blast | Nine killed, over 50 injured
Dhaka: At least nine people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in a blast at a garment factory in Gazipur area of Bangladesh on Tuesday.
The explosion took place on Monday night at Multifabs Ltd, an export oriented knitwear factory. The cause of the accident is not yet clear.
Eight bodies were recovered from the accident site. One more person succumbed to his injuries later in a hospital.
The blast at the factory's dyeing section led to a massive blaze that swept through the building for hours. The police stated, "The death toll might increase as many people have sustained critical injuries."
Ataur Rahman, a Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters official told that the ground and first floors of the four-storey building partially collapsed due to the blast.
Rescue operation is still under way.