At least 52 people were killed, 30 were injured and dozens were missing According to a police report released on Friday (9), a fire broke out at a factory in Bangladesh.
Fires broke out on the ground floor of a building where the food and beverage factory is located on Thursday night (8) in Rupganj, near the capital Dhaka.
Workers are among the dozens injured Jumped through the windows to escape the fire, which was still active 24 hours later. Firefighters rescued 25 people who had taken refuge on the roof of the building.
Said Deputy Director of the Department of Fire and Civil Defense Debashish Burton Rescue operations are continuing and the first two sites of the factory have not yet been searched.
On July 9, 2021, flames were used at the Hashem Foods Ltd. factory in Bangladesh. The building is located at Roopganj in the Narayanganj district on the outskirts of Dhaka. – Photo: Mohammed Bonir Hossain / Reuters
Firefighter tries to put out a fire inside a factory building in Roopganj, outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on July 9, 2021 – Photo: Mohammed Bonir Hossain / Reuters
Rescue workers carry the bodies of victims of a fire at a factory in Roopganj, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh on July 9, 2021 – Photo: Mohammad Bonir Hossain / Reeds
Initially, police announced three deaths, but the number of victims increased dramatically when firefighters reached the upper floors and found the bodies of dozens of workers.
Dhaka Fire Department chief Dinu Moni Sharma said the fire had spread due to the accumulation of flammable chemicals and plastics stored inside the factory.
Fires often occur in factories in Bangladesh due to non-compliance with safety regulations.
Big Western brands, which employ tens of thousands of low-wage workers in Bangladesh, are pushing to improve conditions in factories.
In April 2013, 1,138 workers died in a fire at a Rana Plaza clothing workshop.
In February 2019, A huge fire at a residential building in the capital Dhaka has killed at least 70 people, Where chemicals were illegally stored (Watch the video below).
Dozens of people have been killed in a fire in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh