KATHMANDU, April 21: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has directed the bodies concerned to carry out an investigation into the explosion at Sagarmatha Oxygen Plant located at the industrial corridor of Lalitpur.
Home Minister Khand asked 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 investigation.
CDO Upadhyay said that a person was killed and six others were injured in the explosion. The condition of one of the injured is critical.
According to the Metropolitan Police Range, Lalitpur, the incident took place in the course of filling oxygen gas. Police have rescued other workers of the plant.