A boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi garment factory killed 10 people and injured dozens, fire officials said on Tuesday.
A fire service official, Palash Modak, said the mishap happened late on Monday at a plant owned by Multifabs Limited, a Bangladeshi company on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.
The firm supplies knitted apparel to clients in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Spain, Netherlands and Britain, including to Littlewoods, one of Britain’s oldest retail brands.
Modak said: “nine people were killed in the blast and one died in hospital.”
The company said the plant was functioning well and the boiler, procured from Germany, had just been serviced.
The factory had been shut for 10 days for the Eid period at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and was being...