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Nine dead in Bangladesh boiler blast, 50 injured

Written by: Staff

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.


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