A leak in a gas cylinder led to an explosion yesterday morning at Shital Enterprise scrap yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, injuring eight workers.
According to local papers, the explosion occurred when workers started a fire to light up an area of the vessel setting off the explosion, however the yard’s administration says it was a worker lighting up a cigarette in violation of safety procedures that caused the blast. A leak in a cylinder had filled the area with gas.
Eight workers were sent to hospital, with five of them admitted to a burn and surgery unit in critical condition.
The case has been filed with local police who will investigate the cause of the incident.