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Fire doused at Chawkbazar polythene factory

| Updated: August 15, 2022 17:10:39

Fire doused at Chawkbazar polythene factory

A fire that erupted at a polythene factory in Old Dhaka's Chawkbazar has been brought under control.

The incident in Kamalbagh was reported around 12 pm on Monday, said Md Shahjahan Sikder, assistant director of the fire service.

Several firefighting units subsequently tamed the flames after a two-hour effort, according to fire service officials, reports bdnews24.com.

The fire is believed to have originated at a nearby restaurant, the fire service's Deputy Director Debashish Bardhan said, citing witnesses.

One body has been recovered so far, reports Channel 24.

The authorities are looking into the cause of the fire and the extent of the resulting damage.

Details about the incident will be revealed later, said Debashish.

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