At least six people were injured following an explosion occurred in the boiler of Bashundhara LPG gas factory in Mongla’s Digraj.
The explosion occurred Saturday evening, causing a ball of fire that burnt the victims.
The injured are Mohammad Saiful, 30, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, 28, Nur Alam, 26, Azim, 31, Imran, 29 and Hasan Sikder, 28.
The injured have been admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH). Among them, Nur Alam and Hasan Sikder were referred to facilities in Dhaka for advanced treatment as their conditions deteriorated.
No one from the factory management agreed to speak to the UNB correspondent in this regard.
It was learned that neither the police nor the fire service were informed of the accident.
Mongla Police officer-in-charge (OC) Monirul Islam said, "We have heard of an accident but we were not informed by the factory.”
Police have been sent to Digraj area for details, he said.
Md. Golam Sarwar, Deputy Assistant Director of Bagerhat Fire Service and Civil Defense said, "I have heard about the accident at a gas factory in Digraj area through various channels but they did not inform any of our units.”
Khalid Anjum, a doctor on duty at KMCH’s surgery department, said that the condition of two victims was serious. They have suffered 60 percent burns, and so they have been sent to Dhaka for advanced treatment.