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The Explosives Act, 1884

( ACT NO. IV Of 1884 )

Notice of accidents
8. (1) Whenever there occurs in or about, or in connection with, any place in which an explosive is manufactured, possessed or used, or any carriage or vessel either conveying an explosive or on or from which an explosive is being loaded or unloaded, any accident by explosion or by fire attended with loss of human life or serious injury to person or property, or of a description usually attended with such loss or injury, the occupier of the place, or the master of the vessel, or the person in charge of the carriage, as the case may be, shall within such time and in such manner as may be by rule prescribed give notice thereof and of the attendant loss of human life or personal injury, if any, to the Chief Inspector of Explosives in Bangladesh and to the officer in charge of the nearest police-station.
 
 
1[(2) Whoever in contravention of sub-section (1) fails to give notice of any accident shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months and also with a fine which may extend to five thousand Taka, in default of which with a further imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month, and, if the accident is attended by loss of human life, with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year and also with a fine which may extend to ten thousand Taka, in default of which with a further imprisonment which may extend to two months.]

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    Sub-section (2) was substituted, for the former sub-section (2) by section 5 of the Explosives (Amendment) Act, 1987 (Act No. XX of 1987)
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