Nine dead in Bangladesh boiler blast, 50 injured
Dhaka, May 3 : A boiler exploded in a prototype power plant in northern Bangladesh killing nine people and injuring 50, police said today.
The blast occured yesterday during the test run of a gas-fed generator, designed by a local college teacher, in Gaibandha district, 300 km north of Dhaka.
Dozens of people had gathered to watch a demonstration of the generator to run irrigation pumps in the energy-starved area, a police officer said.
Hundreds of people have been demonstrating in Bangladesh demanding adequate power supplies.