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More than 45 people died and many other injured after a massive fire broke out at a six-storey factory outside Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. It is suspected that the fire originated from the ground floor of the building and spread quickly due to the presence of chemicals and plastic bottles.
The fire broke out at around 5 pm on Thursday at the Shezan juice factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj, according to fire officials. Several workers jumped off the building to escape the devastating fire, it said.
Deputy Director of Narayanganj District Fire Service Abdullah Al Arefin said it would take some time to fully control the fire.
“Until the fire is doused, it is not possible to say exactly how much damage has occurred and the cause of the fire,” he added.