Printed on Wed Aug 10 2022 4:36:07 PM

'At least 52 died in a fire at Narayanganj'

Staff Correspondent
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Another worker named Morsalin (24) died in a fire at Hashem Food and Beverage Factory in Rupganj, Narayanganj. The worker died at the Dhaka Medical College (DMC) Hospital on Thursday night.

Bachchu Mia, in-charge inspector of DMK police outpost, confirmed the matter. He said, ‘A total of eight people from Narayanganj have been brought to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. One of them died. Seven more are currently being treated here. None of those who have come here are burnt. They came here with broken arms and legs. '

So far, three people have died in the blaze. Earlier, two female workers were killed when they jumped from the roof of a six-storey factory building after a fire broke out. They are: Swapna Rani (45), wife of Yati Sarkar of Sylhet and Mina Akhter (33), wife of Harun Miah of Golakandail New Bazar area of ​​Rupganj upazila.

The duty officer (night manager) of US Bangla Medical College and Hospital in Rupganj confirmed the death of two female workers by jumping. Deen Islam Sujan. "Some workers jumped from the roof to save their lives in the fire," he told. Two of the women workers died.

‘10 to 15 workers injured in the fire were brought to our hospital. Some of them have been sent to Dhamek Hospital, ”said Deen Islam.

Shah Alam, sub-officer of Rupganj Fire Service and Civil Defense, told, "I got the news of the fire last evening. 18 units of the fire service are working to put out the fire till 2 pm tonight. The fire is not yet under control. Fires are burning on the fifth and sixth floors of the building. Fifteen workers trapped on the roof of the building have been rescued.

Abdullah Al Arefin, deputy assistant director of the Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defense, told: "The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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