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Battle to douse Gazipur factory fire underway

Updated: Sep 11, 2016 11:18 IST

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept. 11 (ANI): Firefighters continue to completely douse the fire triggered by explosions at a packaging factory in Tongi of Bangladesh's Gazipur district yesterday.

Palash, a duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the intensity of the fire has decreased compared to yesterday, reports the Daily Star.

He added the firefighters are yet to bring the fire under control.

About 25 units of firefighters are said to be working to bring the situation under control.

The death toll from the fire rose to 25 as another victim is said to have died at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital earlier today.

About 50 people, mostly workers, suffered injuries when flames tore through Tampaco Foils Limited's factory in BSCIC industrial area of Tongi yesterday.

The district administration has formed a five-member investigation committee, which will submit its report in 15 working days. (ANI)