At the least 10 individuals died in a manufacturing facility hearth exterior the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, officers mentioned on Sunday, the second lethal industrial blaze in 4 days.
The flames engulfed a small fan manufacturing facility within the Gazipur industrial district on Sunday night, with firefighters extinguishing the blaze after a two-and-a-half hour battle.
They discovered 10 our bodies within the charred construction and had been looking for extra potential casualties, hearth service spokesman Zillur Rahman mentioned.
Officers don’t but know the way many individuals had been within the manufacturing facility.
The reason for the hearth just isn’t but identified.
The most recent incident adopted the demise of not less than 17 individuals when an unlawful plastic manufacturing facility exterior Dhaka went up in flames on Thursday.
Industrial fires are widespread in Bangladesh, particularly within the dry winter season, attributable to lax enforcement of security codes.
In February this yr, a blaze in a historic Mughal constructing in an outdated a part of Dhaka killed not less than 70 individuals and injured dozens.
In November 2012, not less than 111 individuals died after a fireplace at a garment manufacturing facility making attire for Western retailers, in one of many nation’s most devastating fires.