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Woman among six killed in Munshiganj textile mill fire

| Updated: October 24, 2017 00:28:43

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Six workers, including a woman has died after a fire erupted at a textile factory in Munshiganj. The incident was reported Wednesday morning from the factory of Ideal Textile Mill in Charmuktarpur area near the district town, said police.


Four fire-fighting units from Munshiganj and Narayanganj were working at the scene to put out the blazes, said Md Joynal Abedin, in-charge of Muktarpur outpost of the river police, reports bdnews24.


The fire left the factory severely damaged, he said. "A few other workers are still missing, so the death toll may rise."


Abedin said the fire started from the first-floor of the factory building, where chemicals were stored.


"Renovations were going on the same floor, where welders were at work."


"A spark caused the fire at the chemical warehouse, which spread to other parts soon after," said the police officer.


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


Soon after the fire erupted, the district administration chief visited the scene. Police have detained four officials of the mill, including the general manager.

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