Officials said on Friday, at least three people have been killed, 20 others injured and many are feared trapped after a massive fire raged through a factory in Bangladesh. All of those were hurt as they jumped off the second floor and third floor of the building, a fire service official said. Such accidents in factories, many of which operate illegally and without proper fire safety measures, are not so uncommon in Bangladesh. It is a common finding in the country.
According to the sources, the fire originated at the ground floor of a multi-storey building of the juice factory. The actual cause of the fire was not immediately known. The incident happened on Thursday night in Narayanganj, 20 km from Dhaka. “It is not clear how many workers are trapped. We are gathering information,” the Narayanganj district administrator said from the scene. Two people died on the spot and another one in hospital with 20 people injured from the fire.
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