Body to probe Pubail tyre factory boiler blast

Body to probe Pubail tyre factory boiler blast

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The district administration has formed a three-member probe committee to investigate the fire incident from a boiler explosion that left six people dead at a tyre factory at Pubail here on Saturday.District administrator SM Alam said the committee, headed by Additional District Magistrate Rahenul Islam, was asked to submit its report within next seven days.SM Alam after a visit on Sunday morning ordered to close the factory.Meanwhile, the administration gave Tk10,000 donation to each of the families of the deceased.Six people, including a schoolteacher, were burned to death and 10 others suffered injuries as a fire broke out after a boiler exploded at a tyre factory at Pubail here on Statuary.Three of the deceased were identified as Siddika Rahman Doly, a teacher of Boroibari Govt Primary School of the locality and wife of Delwar Hossain of Pubail area of the city, factory workers Selim, son of late Mannan of Basugaon in Pubail, and Abdur Razzak, hailing from Madaripur district.The schoolteacher was passing by the factory on a rickshaw during the explosion.Hasibur Rahman, an officer of Joydebpur Fire Station, said the fire broke out following a boiler blast at the tin-roofed factory in Bhadon area around 4:15 pm.On information, two fire-fighting units from Joydebpur rushed in and brought the fire under control around 5:40 pm.The injured were taken to different local hospitals, including Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital.Nearly 30 people were working in the factory, locals said. -UNB, Gazipur

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