Bangladesh factory engulfed by fire, 24 dead
Sept.11, Dhaka: At least 24 people have been killed and 50 injured after a fire engulfed a packaging factory north of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
The Dhaka Tribune newspaper reported on Saturday that the fire erupted due to a boiler explosion at the Tampako Packaging Factory in the industrial town of Tongi, 20km north of the capital.
Citing hospital officials, the paper said the bodies of 19 people were recovered from the building while five others succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment.
Michael Shipper, the secretary of the Labour and Employment Ministry, also told Al Jazeera that the death toll stood at 22.
The Oslo Times International News Network