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10 killed in Gazipur factory fire

  • Published at 07:59 pm December 15th, 2019
Body bags of the fire victims of Luxury Fan factory in Gazipur on Sunday, December 15, 2019 UNB

The fire broke out on Sunday afternoon

At least 10 people have been killed, and 15 others injured in a fire incident at a fan manufacturing factory in Gazipur.

The fire occurred at a three-storey factory of Luxury Fan in Kashorita under Baria union in Sadar upazila around 5:30pm on Sunday, according to the Fire Service and Civil Defence.

The fire broke out on the third floor of the three-storey factory building.

Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defence Deputy Assistant Director Md Mamunur Rashid confirmed the matter.

"The exact number of the deceased could not be confirmed, however, 10 workers were confirmed dead after a number of them were trapped inside the place of incidence. The fire was brought under control after a two-hour-long effort," he added.

In the meantime, quoting the survivors, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Abdullah Al Zaki, said: "There were a total of 70-80 workers at the factory when the fire occurred, 19 of them were on the extension part, built of tin, where the fire occurred.

"The survivors said the fire originated from the burnish paint kept on the floor of the factory for manufacturing works," he said.