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Two injured in oxygen plant explosion in Maternity Hospital



Kathmandu, Sept 17: The Oxygen Plant in the premises of Paropakar Maternity Hospital and Women’s Hospital at Thapathali suddenly exploded today, leaving two technicians working at the plant injured in the incident.

The names of the persons have not been made public yet. Hospital’s Director Prof Dr Jageshwor Gautam shared that the incident took place when the technicians were repairing the plant.

The injured ones are receiving treatment at the Trauma Centre in Kathmandu.

Dr Gautam shared that a loud noise erupted suddenly as the plant exploded. “A minor explosion occurred at the plant,” said Gautam. The plant was brought into operation some three years ago.

Around 50 cylinders of oxygen were being produced from the plant on a daily basis.