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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
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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.

First Published: May 03, 2006 11:58 IST

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