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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 1:01

Death toll rises to 13 in Keraniganj factory fire

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At least 10 people have died in the fire that broke out at a plastic factory in Keraniganj of Dhaka.

At least 13 people have died in the fire that broke out at a plastic factory in Keraniganj of Dhaka.

The Fire Service and Civil Defence brought the blaze at the Prime Pet and Plastic Industries Limited factory in Chunkutia area under control around 5:45pm on Wednesday after it originated around 4:30pm, the agency’s Director General Sazzad Hussain told the media.

Besides, at least 26 people are receiving treatment at the burn and plastic surgery unit.

The fire broke out at the tin-shed building of Prime Pattern Plastic Limited located at Chunkutia in South Keraniganj on Wednesday evening.

The company, owned by Nazrul Islam, used the tin-roofed factory to produce one-time plates and cups.

The factory had been operating without the proper regulatory approval, Nasrul Hamid, state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, told reporters after visiting the site on Wednesday night.

The fire service has formed a three-strong probe committee to look into the cause of the fire and its extent of damages.