Plastic Factory Fire Kills 13 in Bangladesh, Several Injured
Dhaka: 13 people have been killed and dozens were injured when a fire broke out in a plastic factory in Bangladesh’s capital on Saturday.
According to foreign media fire swept through a plastic factory in the busy market in the town of Mirpur in Bangladesh’s capital, killed at least 13 while several were injured and have burnt injuries on Saturday, however more people is expected to died following ablaze captured four-storey building in minutes.
Bangladesh local authorities stated that they have recovered 13 bodies till now, while injured people have been taken to hospitals immediately in which few were badly burnt and are in critical condition.
Civil Defense Director AKM Shakil Newaz stated that rescue teams have been searching more people inside after two hours effort to take control on fire, more bodies is expected to be found in the building because many of people still missing as nearly 70 workers were inside before fire broke in the building.
Fire fighter and rescue official has believed that fire broke in the four-storey plastic factory when gas cylinders exploded in the factory boiler room which swept all of the surrounded area quickly.
In Bangladesh, several tragic incidents have been reported and factories under the spotlight over a series of deadly happenings in recent years, in 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory in Savar collapse killed more than 100 while in 112 workers have been died following fire in 2102.