Sunday, 5 December, 2021

4 workers burnt in Rupganj rice mill fire

Four workers suffered burn injuries in a fire that broke out at City Auto Rice & Dal Mill at Rupshi area of Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj on Saturday.

The injured were identified as Belayert Hossain, 55, Sirazul Islam, 50, Hazrat Ali, 45, and Rana, 30.

The fire broke out on Saturday afternoon and five units of firefighters managed to bring it under control around 5:30 pm, said Tanharul Islam, deputy director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defense.

Three of the workers with severe burns were sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital while Rana was admitted at a local hospital, he said.

The flames started in wheat sacks kept beside the boiler of the mill, said the Fire Service official.

The mill authority incurred minor amount of damage from the fire, he said.