Bangladesh Factory Fire Kills More Than 50, Dozens Missing
52 Killed, 50 Injured as Massive Blaze Breaks Out at 6-storey Bangladesh Factory
A massive blaze in a Bangladesh factory has killed more than 50 with 50 more injured. The shocking incident took place at a six-storey juice factory outside Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. The fire broke out at around 5 pm on Thursday at the Shezan juice factory in Naryanganj’s Rupganj. Eighteen firefighting units were struggling to douse the fire at the factory building of Hashem Foods Limited.
As reported by Dhaka Tribune, The fire is suspected to have originated from the ground floor of the building. It spread quickly due to the presence of chemicals and plastic bottles. Fifty-two people have died and over 50 others were injured in the fire. Several workers jumped off the building to escape the devastating fire.
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The report added, People gathered in front of the building in search of their loved ones who are still missing. Of the many missing, the identities of 44 missing workers have been confirmed. It is alleged that the front gate and only exit of the factory remained locked at the time of the fire. The building also had no proper fire safety measures in place.
Deputy Director of Narayanganj District Fire Service Abdullah Al Arefin said that until the fire is doused it is not possible to say cause of the fire
A five-member probe committee has been formed by the district administration to look into the incident.