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6 killed in Bangladesh textile factory fire

6 killed in Bangladesh textile factory fire”

Six people were killed Wednesday when fire swept through a clothing factory outside Dhaka, police said, just the latest fatal industrial accident to hit Bangladesh´s $30 billion garment industry.

Bangladesh's garment sector, the world's second biggest after China, drew worldwide scrutiny after more than 1,100 people were killed in the collapse of a factory complex in 2013 and 112 killed in a garment factory fire in 2012.

On information, four units of firefighters from Munshiganj and Narayanganj rushed to the spot and were trying to douse the blaze till last reported around 2:30pm.

Local people are still doubtful about the death toll as nobody from the locality is being allowed to enter the building. "Renovations were going on the same floor, where welders were at work", Abedin was quoted as saying by bdnews24.

According to him, the victims did not die from the fire rather suffocated from the fumes of the chemicals.

Law enforcers have reportedly detained four officials of the factory including a general manager.

Fires are common in Bangladeshi textile factories, despite efforts by the government to improve the poor working conditions.

The fire broke out at around 10 a.m., during peak working hours at the Ideal Textile Mills factory in Munshiganj, a town close to Dhaka.



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