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State minister announces assistance for casualties in Narayanganj factory fire

  • Published at 07:22 pm July 9th, 2021
Narayanganj fire
Firefighters trying to douse the blaze at Sezan juice factory in Narayanganj, Dhaka on July 8, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/ Dhaka Tribune

Medical aid would be provided to the injured workers from the workers' welfare fund, says the state minister

State Minister for Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian on Friday expressed deep grief at the loss of life in a factory fire at Rupganj in Narayanganj.

She announced assistance to the relatives of the victims from the Workers Welfare Foundation fund under the Ministry of Labour, said a press release.

The state minister also said medical aid would be provided to the injured workers from the workers' welfare fund.

Immediately after the incident, she directed the officials of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments and the Department of Labour to keep an eye on the casualties in the accident and to conduct medical supervision from the hospital.


Also Read - At least 52 deaths confirmed in Shezan juice factory fire


A massive fire swept through a seven-storey building housing a juice factory of Hashem Food Ltd at Bhulta Karnagop in Rupganj.

So far, the death toll from the fire reached 52 that broke out at 5pm on Thursday.

But the death toll might go up as the search operation still continues.

As many as 18 fire-fighting units from Narayanganj and Dhaka were still working to douse the flames.

A seven-member probe committee has been formed by the district administration to look into the incident.

Besides, the district administration has declared Tk30,000 and Tk10,000 as compensation for the families of each deceased and each injured.

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