One person was reportedly killed and 25 others received burn injuries when a devastating fire broke out at a plastic factory in Keraniganj on the outskirts of the capital on Wednesday.
The factory ‘Prime Pate and Plastic Industries Limited‘ caught fire in Chunkutia area of the upazila around 3:45pm, sources at the Fire Service and Civil Defence said.The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.
On receiving the news, nine units of the fire service reached the spot and brought the fire under control.
The authorities could not immediately determine the cause of the fire.
One of the firefighters, Md Zahid, said that at least 25 burn victims were admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
Condition of most of the admitted victims is critical and the death toll may increase, he added.
Hearing the news, DMCH Director Brigadier General AKM Nasir Uddin visited the burn unit.