Death toll from Gazipur boiler explosion rises to 10

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PV Desk : Rescuers have retrieved another body from the scene of a boiler explosion at an apparel factory in Gazipur, raising the death toll to 10.

The explosion at the Noapara-based Multifabs factory occurred Monday evening. The explosion took place in the dyeing section of the four-storey factory and damaged the first and second floors.

Immediately after the incident, the fire service began rescue operations at the location with the support of factory workers and locals. The bodies of six were recovered from the rubble last night.

Forty-seven injury victims were rushed to hospital. Three more succumbed to their injuries overnight while undergoing treatment.

Rescue efforts were halted around 1am due to rains, said Joydebpur Fire Service Inspector Md Shahin Miah.

Operations resumed early Tuesday morning and rescue workers found the body of a man of about 35.