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Oil factory, cotton warehouse gutted in Keraniganj fire

  • Published at 07:26 pm January 18th, 2020
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Members of Fire Service and Civil Defence try to extinguish a fire that broke out at an oil factory and a cotton warehouse at Keraniganj, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Saturday, January 18, 2020 UNB

The fire originated at the cotton warehouse around 12pm on Saturday

An oil factory and a cotton warehouse have been gutted in a fire at Aati Bazar in Keraniganj, on the outskirts of Dhaka. 

The fire originated at the cotton warehouse around 12pm on Saturday and engulfed the adjoining mustard and edible oil factory, said Saiful Islam, station officer of Keraniganj fire service, reports UNB.

Two firefighting units rushed in and doused the blaze after one hour of frantic efforts, he said.

The extent of losses caused by fire would be Tk20 lakh, claimed the victims.

Nazrul, owner of the oil factory, claimed that 300 maunds of mustard and five costly machines among other valuables were burnt in the fire.

Sub-Inspector (SI) Rezaul Amin Barshan of Kolatia police outpost said the cotton warehouse had no approval and legal action would be taken against its owner.