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Plastic factory in city catches fire

Published : Thursday, 15 August, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 591

A plastic factory in the capital's Lalbagh area caught fire on Wednesday night. There was no report of casualty till midnight.
The fire originated at around 10:40pm and on information, 16 units of Fire Service rushed to the spot at Posta of Lalbagh and were trying to extinguish the fire, till filing the report at 12:35am.
A Fire Service official said there no casualty. They could extinguish the fire within short time but the burning of huge quantities of polythene inside the factory obstructed their effort to put out the fire, he said.
The fire fighter said from the factory they rescued a person who felt discomfort due to burning of polythene which created large plumes of smoke but the person got around.
According to Fire Service, the cause of the fire and the damages are yet to be known.
Locals said the factory and adjacent buildings were almost empty as the inhabitants had left for their home towns or villages to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha.  
The fire comes around six months after a devastating fire incident at Churihatta in Old Dhaka in which over 73 people died and several residential buildings and warehouses of raw plastic, deodorant and other flammables destroyed.
Committees formed to investigate the fire incident recommended removing such warehouses and factories from the densely populated area and ensuring proper fire safety measurements in order to avoid casualties. But those have remained merely on papers.

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