Boiler explodes at a Bangladeshi garment factory killing 10 people
DHAKA, Jul 4 A boiler has exploded at a Bangladeshi garment factory killing 10 people and injuring dozens, fire officials said today, the latest mishap to hit one of the world’s biggest garment producers.
The accident happened late yesterday at a plant of Multifabs Limited, a Bangladeshi company on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, a fire official said.
The firm supplies knitted apparel to clients in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Spain, Netherlands and Britain, including to Littlewoods, one of Britain’s oldest retail brands, according to its website.
“Nine people were killed in the blast and one died in hospital,” fire service official Palash Chandra Modak said.
The company said the plant was functioning well and the boiler had just been serviced.