Man killed in Natore factory cylinder explosion

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A man died and at least three others sustained burns as a gas cylinder exploded at a welding factory at Kumgram village of Singra upazila on Wednesday night, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Jogo Pramanik, 48, a local van driver of the village.

Ariful Islam, chairman of the Etali union, said that a gas cylinder exploded in a welding factory of Kumgram village on Wednesday. Jogo Pramanik was killed on the spot.

The fire spread rapidly after the explosion and three more people sustained burn injuries in the fire. Besides, five shops near the factory have also been completely destroyed in the fire.

On information, the fire service team rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control. Masmuda Khatun, upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) of singra upazila, confirmed about the fire.