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Factory fire in Rupganj: Death toll rises to 52

At least 52 workers were killed in a massive fire at Shezan Juice factory in Narayanganj. The fire broke out at the factory, a sister concern of Sajeeb group, at 5pm on Thursday afternoon trapping more than 50 workers inside the factory building.

MA Hasem of Sajeeb group told, “Around 600/700 workers used to work in the factory.”

“49 bodies were recovered from the building and three died at different hospitals,” Fire Service said on Friday afternoon.

Twenty bodies have been sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue, fire service officials said.

Immediately after the incident, two bodies were recovered from the building.

Later, another worker, who jumped from the 3rd floor, succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) around. Meanwhile many remained trapped inside the building

News Room, July 09,2021