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Bangladesh: Factory fire kills 10 near Dhaka

16th Dec 2019
Bangladesh: Factory fire kills 10 near Dhaka

By Md. Kamruzzaman

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AA): At least 10 people have been killed and several injured n a deadly fire at a fan factory near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday evening.

Fire services and civil defense officials told Anadolu Agency that firefighters recovered the bodies from inside the damaged factory after dousing the flames that erupted at around 5.30 p.m. [1130GMT] in Luxury Fan Factory in the town of Gazipur.

Four units of firefighters remain on site, with the reason for the incident remaining unknown.

Citing local authorities, local daily Dhaka Tribune reported that victims were unable to leave the premises because the fire broke out on the entrance floor.

A total of 70-80 workers were at the factory when the incident took place, it added.

The deadly fire occurred just within a week following another devastating accident at a factory in Dhaka’s southern Keraniganj district that left 19 workers dead on Wednesday.

[Map of Bangladesh by Bangladesh Road Rail/Miljoshi/Creative Commons]

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