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Multifabs disaster Probe identifies 7 reasons for boiler explosion

14 July 2017 bdnews24.com

An inquiry opened over the fatal boiler blast in a Bangladesh apparel factory has identified seven reasons behind the disaster.
Thirteen people died and at least 40 were injured when the boiler of the Multifabs factory's dyeing section exploded. The Jul 3 blast in the district of Gazipur tore down the walls of two floors of the four-storey factory building. The district administration and the fire service opened separate probes over the incident. On Thursday, the local administration chief revealed the findings of its probe.
Gazipur's Deputy Commissioner Humayun Kabir told the media that they have identified seven factors that led one of the two boilers of the factory to explode.
He said, a broken pressure gauge and negligence of operators as well as structural faults are responsible for the blast. Kabir said, the probe body recommended 20 suggestions to avoid future disasters, including updating the existing 1923 law for boilers. The eight-member probe led by a magistrate recorded testimonies of 29 witnesses, he added. Quoting the findings of the probe, Kabir said the factory had two boilers. The five-tonne capacity boiler exploded causing minor damage to the 10-tonne one.

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