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5 workers injured in boiler explosion

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Staff Reporter :
Five workers have suffered burn injuries "three of them seriously" while a boiler exploited duringĀ  melting iron at a steel mill in Dhaka's Jatrabari area.
The incident took place at Shahriar Steel Mills Limited around 12am on Sunday.
The workers were rushed to Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, adjacent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, where three of them were admitted to the ICU.
They are in critical condition, said the institute's resident physician Dr Partha Shankar Pal.
He said Yaar Hossain, 24, sustained 40% burn injuries, Alamin, 25, 24%, and Jashim sustained 20% burns.
The two others, Didar Hossain and Dunu Bepari, were released after primary treatment.
Jatrabari police station Officer-in-Charge Majharul Islam told The New Nation. "We visited the site of the incident and also checked the burn victims at the hospital. Three of them are undergoing treatment."
Alamin's uncle Md Selim said his nephew and the other workers were doing their night duty in the iron mill at night, suddenly 'Bhatti' exploded and flakes from the fire hit them.
The workers and their families do not have enough money to bear the cost of the treatment. The families urged the authorities concerned, so that the victims could receive proper treatment.

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