Nine dead, 50 hurt in Bangladesh boiler blast
The blast occurred on Tuesday during the test run of a gas-fed generator, designed by a local teacher, in Gaibandha district.india Updated: May 03, 2006 11:58 IST
A boiler exploded in a prototype power plant in northern Bangladesh killing nine people and injuring 50, police said on Wednesday.
The blast occurred on Tuesday during the test run of a gas-fed generator, designed by a local college teacher, in Gaibandha district, 300 km north of Dhaka.
Dozens of people had gathered to watch a demonstration of the generator to run irrigation pumps in the energy-starved area, a police officer said.
Hundreds of people have been demonstrating in Bangladesh demanding adequate power supplies.