Home Minister Khand directs to probe oxygen plant explosion

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Kathmandu: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has directed the bodies concerned to carry out an investigation into an explosion at Sagarmatha Oxygen Plant located at Patan Industrial Estate.

Home Minister Khand asked the Home Secretary Tek Narayan Pandey, Chief District Officer of Lalitpur, Ghanshyam Upadhyay, Senior Superintendent of Police at the Metropolitan Police Range, Lalitpur, Yagya Binod Pokharel, and Chief of APF, Lalitpur, Bikas Ghimire, to rescue the injured immediately and to carry out the investigation.

CDO Upadhyay said that a person was killed and six others were injured in the explosion. Of the injured, condition of a person is critical.

According to the Metropolitan Police Range, Lalitpur, the incident took place in course of filling oxygen.

Police have rescued other workers of the plant.