Six Indians dead in Nepal brick kiln blast


At least six Indians and two locals were killed and 24 others injured after a brick kiln chimney collapsed in Nepal after an explosion, police said.

The incident took place on Monday night at New Jaya Nepal Brick Factory in Itahari in eastern Nepal, police said, adding that the dead Indians were from West Bengal and Bihar.

Also Read:  Delhi chief minister announces slew of measures in education sector

Police have identified the deceased as Saddam Hussain, 14, Salun Miya, 16, and Rahul Miya, 12, from West Bengal and Mithalesh Paswan, 35, and Gariblal Paswan, 25, from Bihar. One Rustfa Miya from Bihar also succumbed to his injuries.

Of the 24 injured, 17 are reported to be critical and are being treated in different hospitals.

Also Read:  VIDEO: शर्मनाक! राजस्थान में ग्रामीणों ने प्रेमी जोड़े को निर्वस्त्र कर गांव में घुमाया

Around one million raw bricks were being baked when the explosion took place, after smoke could not pass out of the 105-foot chimney, resulting in its collapse.

Tikaram Chaudhary, a local resident, said that the upper part of the chimney was destroyed by the April 25 earthquake and it was repaired recently.

He said the incident could have occurred as wood and plastics kept in chimney holes during repair had remained there.

Also Read:  Centre blames Mamata Banerjee for Darjeelign unrest

The kiln owner had distributed sweets to celebrate the reopening of the kiln on Monday.

“We heard a loud noise as we were having sweets. There was a stampede,” said Jalil Hussain, adding: “The workers sustained injuries in the stampede.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here