A fire broke out in a factory located in Rupganj, an industrial city in Bangladesh. Three people have died in this accident.
Firefighters (AFP) dousing the fire at a Bangladesh factory
A massive fire broke out in a factory in Bangladesh, due to which three people died and at least 30 people were injured. At the same time, some people jumped from the upper floor to escape from the fire. The police informed about this. However, it is not yet clear how many people are trapped inside the factory. However, troubled relatives could be seen outside the factory. At the same time, other factory workers said that they fear that many people are still trapped in the factory.
Fires are common in Bangladesh due to the relaxation of safety rules. In February 2019, a fire broke out in several apartment blocks in Dhaka, killing 70 people. Police said the fire broke out at Hashem Food and Beverage factory in Rupganj, an industrial town outside Dhaka, around 5:00 pm on Thursday and continued till Friday morning. Local police chief Zaidul Alam said that three people died due to burns.
25 people were rescued from the roof of the factory
Police Inspector Sheikh Kabirul Islam said, “At least 30 people, including those who jumped from the upper floors, were injured after a rapid fire broke out in the six-storey factory. Police initially said dozens of employees were still missing. But later the police retracted their statement and said that they do not know how many people have gone missing so far. Firefighters rescued 25 people from the roof of a factory manufacturing noodles and drinks, but casualties could not be confirmed.
Eyewitnesses told the condition after the fire
Fire Department spokesman Debashish Bardhan said that once the fire is brought under control, we will conduct a search and rescue operation inside. Only then can we confirm the casualties, if any. Mohammad Saiful, a factory worker who survived the fire, said there were dozens of people inside when the fire broke out. He said, the gates of both the stairs on the third floor were closed. Other companions are telling that there were 48 people inside. I don’t know what happened to them.
Mamoon, another employee, said that he and 13 other workers fled to the terrace as the ground floor caught fire and black smoke spread throughout the factory. He told that firefighters brought him down through ropes. As clouds of smoke dissipated from the factory building, hundreds of troubled people gathered outside to inquire about their families. The families of the victims told that as soon as we got the information about the fire, we ran and reached here. Now even the phones of the employees are not being received inside the factory.
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