Ashulia shoe factory fire kills 3

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Dhaka, Feb 23: Three people, including a woman, were killed as a fire broke out at a shoe factory at Ashulia of Savar on the outskirts of capital Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon.

Identities of the deceased could not be known yet.

The fire broke out at Uni World Footwear Limited-2 in Baidya Mallick Bepari Market area around 5:30 pm.

Fire Service and Civil Defence’s media cell officer in charge Shahjahan Shikder confirmed the matter to Jago News.

Being informed, the fire extinguishers went to the spot and doused the blaze after around half an hour’s efforts, he said.

Zahirul Islam, senior station officer of Dhaka Export Processing Zone unit Fire Service, said the origination and the causes of the fire could not be known immediately.