Blast at leather factory at Bhangar, atleast 5 injured | Sangbad Pratidin

Published by: Sucheta Sengupta | Posted: April 24, 2021 10:45 am | Updated: April 24, 2021 10:46 am Photo: Symbolic Debabrata Mandal, Baruipur: A leather factory in Bhnagra was shaken by a huge blast at 7am. 5 people were seriously injured in the incident. They were quickly rescued and admitted to the local health center. The three were later shifted to a Kolkata hospital as their condition was critical. Police have cordoned off the area. The blast caused panic among the locals. It was around 8 o’clock. Work has just started at a leather factory at Baligada in Bhangar in South 24 Parganas. Here various materials are made from leather. All that was going on as usual. But suddenly the factory shook with a loud noise. Understandably, the explosion happened. At least 5 people were injured in the initial collision. They were immediately rescued and taken to the nearby Nalbari Health Center. Three people injured in the blast have been shifted to Kolkata as their condition is critical. In this situation, the local residents have demanded the closure of the factory.

[আরও পড়ুন: করোনা সংক্রমণে লাগাম নেই বঙ্গে, একদিনে নতুন করে আক্রান্ত প্রায় ১৩ হাজার]

Allegedly, this leather factory has been operating illegally for a long time. Although the police were repeatedly asked to close down the illegal factories in the area, the locals complained that there was no profit. Their initial guess is that the explosion occurred from the boiler of a leather cutting machine. A detailed investigation into the incident is underway. However, people in the area were terrified by the intensity of the blast. Besides, their anger has also erupted

[আরও পড়ুন: ‘জয়ের পর বাংলার মাটি ছুঁয়ে প্রণাম করব’, জৌলুসহীন ভারচুয়াল প্রচারে প্রতিশ্রুতি মোদির]

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