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Probe committee formed over Gazipur factory fire

  • Published at 09:52 am September 13th, 2019
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File Photo shows a fire has broken out at the Minister Electronics factory in Gazipur on Friday, September 13, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

A team of 18 firefighting units of Joydebpur and Tongi managed to douse the fire

A seven-member probe committee has been formed to investigate the fire that broke out at the Minister Electronics factory in Gazipur on Friday.

The committee has been asked to submit the investigation report within the next seven days, said Gazipur Deputy Commissioner (DC) SM Tarikul Islam.

A team of 18 firefighting units of Joydebpur and Tongi managed to douse the fire, according to Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defense Deputy Assistant Director Mamunur Rashid.

"The fire was completely doused around 2:15pm," he confirmed. "The source of the fire is yet to be confirmed. The damage is yet to be ascertained."

The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the factory, and both fifth and sixth floors were entirely damaged, Mamunur added.

Tongi unit Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments Assistant Deputy Inspector General Motalib Mia said they did not find any fire extinguishing equipment in the building.

"Also, there is no rule to keep a warehouse on the sixth floor. We alerted the owners with a notice around 20/22 days earlier. However, there was no reply from them," he continued.

When asked about not having proper fire extinguishing arrangement, MyOne Electronics and Minister Hi-Tech Park Limited Chairman MA Razzak said he was not aware of it.

"Our factory was closed as it was a holiday. However, we are still investigating to unmask the responsible behind this," he said.