10 killed in Gazipur fan factory fire

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Gazipur, December 15: At least ten people were burnt to death and 15 others sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out at a fan factory in Gazipur sadar upazila on Sunday evening.The incident took place at Luxury fan factory at Keshorita area in Baria Union of the district.

On information, two units of Joydebpur fire service rushed to the spot, said Md Mamunur Rashid, Deputy Assistant Director of Gazipur fire service.

The cause of the fire that broke out at ‘Roza Hightech Fan Factory’ around 5:52pm is still unclear, said Lima Khanam, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters.

Three firefighting units rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze around 7:15pm.

Ten workers died from smoke inhalation, said Mamunur Rashid, deputy assistant director of Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defence.