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Gazipur factory fire: Damage worth Tk100 crore

  • Published at 05:19 pm September 14th, 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 16 firefighting units doused the fire after a seven hour operation around 2pm on Friday

MyOne Electronics and Minister Hi-Tech Park Limited Chairman Abdur Razzak Khan Raj has said that the fire at his factory has caused damages worth Tk100 crore.

He shared this with reporters at a press conference around 11am on Saturday.

“The fire has caused damage worth Tk100 crore. Refrigerators, LED TVs, etc were damaged in the fire,” Abdur Razzak said.

He said: “The factory had maintained all fire safety measures. Even when the building was being constructed, I had overseen all of the safety measures. I do not understand how such a big incident could have taken place.”

A team of 16 firefighting units doused the fire after a seven hour operation around 2pm on Friday.

Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defense Deputy Assistant Director Mamunur Rashid said: “The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the factory, and both fifth and sixth floors were entirely damaged.”