At least 52 individuals had been killed and over 50 others injured in a large fire that broke out at a six-storey juice factory exterior Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, in line with media studies on Friday.
The fire broke out at round 5 pm on Thursday on the Shezan juice factory in Naryanganj’s Rupganj, in line with fire officers.
It is suspected that the fire originated from the bottom flooring of the constructing and unfold rapidly because of the presence of chemical substances and plastic bottles.
Fifty-two individuals have died and over 50 others had been injured within the fire, the Dhaka Tribune reported. Several staff jumped off the constructing to flee the devastating fire, it mentioned.
Eighteen firefighting models had been struggling to douse the fire on the factory constructing of Hashem Foods Limited.
People gathered in entrance of the constructing searching for their family members who’re nonetheless lacking. Of the numerous lacking, the identities of 44 lacking staff have been confirmed, the newspaper mentioned.
Rescued staff and relations alleged that the entrance gate and solely exit of the factory remained locked on the time of the fire. They additionally claimed that the constructing had no correct fire security measures in place.
Deputy Director of Narayanganj District Fire (*52*) Abdullah Al Arefin mentioned it’s going to take a while to completely management the fire. “Until the fire is doused, it is not possible to say exactly how much damage has occurred and the cause of the fire,” he added.
A five-member probe committee has been shaped by the district administration to look into the incident.
Bangladesh’s historical past of business disasters
In 2019, a fire within the oldest a part of Dhaka a 400-year-old space cramped with flats retailers and warehouses left a minimum of 67 individuals useless. In one other fire the identical yr a minimum of 25 individuals died when a multistory industrial constructing was engulfed in flames.
In 2012, a fire raced by a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka killing a minimum of 112 individuals trapped behind its locked gates.
Another fire in Old Dhaka in a home illegally storing chemical substances killed a minimum of 123 individuals in 2010.