A youth was killed as a fire broke in front of Rubber factory following the blast of an electric transformer at Kamalbagh in the city on Saturday morning.
The deceased was identified as Ohidul Islam, 24. He had worked at the Rubber factory.
Bachchu Mia, sub-inspector of the DMCH police camp, said that the electric transformer went off at about 10:30pm. Ohidul who was standing beside the electric pole suffered burn injuries.
Later, he was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where duty doctor declared him dead.