Update September 1, 2016

Dhaka 4-53 pm, 14-May, 2021

Oil tanker blast injures 20 in Chandpur

Mirajul Moin Joy

Firefighter dousing blaze

Firefighter dousing blaze

1 September 2016, Nirapad News: At least 20 people, including eight with burns, were injured as an oil tanker went off at Bangabandhu Road in Chandpur district town early Thursday.

Identities of the victims could not be ascertained immediately.

Fire service sources said a fire broke out at a dealer shop of Jamuna Oil Company as an oil tanker went off with a big bang while loading fuel around 12:30am.

The fire also spread to an adjacent three-storey building, leaving 20 people, including eight with burns, injured.

On information, eight firefighting units rushed in and extinguished the blaze around 3:35 am, said Masum, inspector of Fire Service Headquarters control room in Dhaka.

The injured were rushed to a local hospital while six of those burnt were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as their condition was found to be critical.

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