Cumilla plant explosion, injured 8

News Desk
7 April 2021, Wed
Published: 01:09 Updated: 01:10

Cumilla plant explosion, injured 8

In Cumilla, Eight persons were injured in an explosion at a plant of Bengal Drugs and Chemical Works (pharmaceuticals) Ltd this morning.

Jashim Uddin, deputy director of Fire Service and Civil Defence in the district said The accident 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's industrial estate in Cumilla. 

Jashim Uddin also added that three units of firefighters went to the spot and rescued the injured, and admitted four persons, including a woman, to Cumilla Medical College Hospital. The blast completely damaged the walls on the west and north sides of the building's first floor.

Inspector Nurul Islam, in charge of Kandirpar Police Outpost said, At least eight persons were injured in the blast. The cause of the explosion could not be known immediately.