One held, 20 injured in Gazipur RMG factory fire

09 Jul,2017

Savar, BdChronicle:

At least 20 people were injured and a man was held in connection with a incident of fire at garment factory of Narasinghapur in Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, on Sunday.

The fire broke out at the building of 'Medlar Limited' around 9:15 pm on Saturday, said duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Mahmudul Hoque.

Around 2,500 workers were working at the factory while the fire erupted and at least 20 of them were injured while rushing to escape the blaze, witnesses said.

The injured were admitted to local hospitals.

On information, 10 units of firefighters rushed to the spot and after three hours of frantic efforts they managed to control the fire around 12:00 am.

However, the cause of the fire was not clear yet.

Officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station Abdul Awal said they held a suspect Helal in this connection for interrogation.

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