52 people die in BD plant fire

DM Monitoring

DHAKA: A massive fire in a Bangladesh food processing factory (plant) has killed at least 52 people trapped by flames that forced many workers to leap for their lives from the upper floors police officials said on Friday.
The blaze broke out at the factory in Rupganj, an industrial town 25km (15 miles) east of capital Dhaka, on Thursday afternoon and was still burning nearly 24 hours later, the agency said.
“Once the fire is under control, we will conduct a search and rescue operation inside. Then we can confirm any further casualties, if any,” fire service spokesman Debashish Bardhan said.
About 30 people were injured and hundreds of distraught relatives and other workers waited anxiously as emergency services brought out bodies from the burning building.