10 Killed, 20 Injured In Bangladesh's Ghazipur Factory Fire

The fire broke out due to boiler explosion at Tempako Packaging Factory.

10/09/2016 10:35 AM IST | Updated 10/09/2016 10:48 AM IST
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DHAKA -- At least 10 people were killed and 20 others sustained burn injuries today when a massive fire broke out after a boiler explosion at a four-storey packaging factory in Ghazipur, just north of Bangladesh capital Dhaka.

The fire broke out due to boiler explosion at Tempako Packaging Factory around 6:15 AM in Bisic industrial area of Tongi, said Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defence Deputy Assistant Director Akhtaruzzaman.

A local police officer said that at least 10 people were killed in the fire.

Twenty units of firefighters were trying to douse the fire, local media reports said.

"The bodies of 10 people were kept in the hospital," Md Parvez Mia, a residential doctor of 50-bed Tongi Government Hospital, was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune.

20 people with burn injuries were rushed to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, he said, adding that the death toll may increase.

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