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Gazipur sweater factory gutted

Update : 23 Feb 2016, 05:11 AM

A sweater factory has become burnt to ashes in a blaze in Chhoidana area under Gazipur city.

The incident took place before dawn on Tuesday. However, no casualties was reported in the fire.

Joydevpur Fire Service and Civil Defence Station Officer Md Hasibul Islam said around 4:30am, a fire originated on the top floor of the eight-storied building that housed Preeti Sweater Ltd and it soon spread.

Being informed a total of 12 fire fighting units from Joydevpur, Tongi and Uttara rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after one and half hours of frantic effort.

All machinery and stocks wholly got damaged. The loss from the fire could not be ascertained immediately.

Hasibul also said the reason behind the blaze to be identified by an investigation.

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