8 suffer burns in steel furnace explosion
12:00 AM, December 18, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:46 AM, December 18, 2018

Furnace explosion burns 8 workers in Dhaka

Eight workers suffered burns in an explosion of a steel melting furnace in Shyampur Industrial area of Dhaka yesterday.

The injured -- Mannan, 40, Shah Alam, 28, Al-Amin, 30, Afsar, 35, Latif, 40, Labu, 25, Jahangir, 25, and Aziz, 35 -- were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Sub-Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of (DMCH) police outpost.

Liquid metal fell on them during the incident that occurred around 7:00pm, said the police official.

Dr Partha Sankar Paul, resident surgeon of the hospital, told The Daily Star that among the eight injured, four were in critical condition.

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