Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fire breaks out at two Ashulia factories

20 injured

Smoke billows from a fire in Aman Spinning Mills Ltd at Zirabo in Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, yesterday. Photo: Focus Bangla

Smoke billows from a fire in Aman Spinning Mills Ltd at Zirabo in Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, yesterday. Photo: Focus Bangla

At least 20 people were injured in two factory fire incidents at Zirabo and Tongabari in Ashulia on the outskirts of the capital yesterday.
Fire fighters and witnesses said about 4:45pm a fire broke out at the ground floor of Aman Spinning Mills Ltd at Zirabo. Cottons were kept at the floor, sources said.
Five local people were injured while trying to douse the flame along with the fire fighters. They brought the blaze under control after one hour of their hectic efforts.
The cause of the fire could not be known immediately.
At Tongabari, another fire broke out at the first floor of a six-storey building of Mondol Group’s garment factory about 5:15pm.
At least 15 workers were injured in stampede when they were rushing up towards the exit during the blaze.
Fire fighters with the help of locals brought the flame under control after two hours of their attempt, said a fire service official.
The reason behind the fire and total damages from it could not be known.