Gazipur RMG factory fire tamed after two hours
A fire that quickly tore through the warehouse of an apparel factory in Gazipur Friday morning was brought under control after nearly two hours, authorities said. Fortunately, no casualties were reported till the filling of this report. The blaze began around 8:45am inside a tin shed room of Orbit Textile Factory at the Bhabanipur area of Sadar upazila, Abdullah Al Arefin, deputy assistant director of Gazipur fire service, said. Read more: Fire at Chattogram high-rise building doused On information, two firefighting units of Sreepur fire service responded to the fire and the responders could tame the flames at 10:30am, he said. "The fire gutted cotton and other materials. However, the reasons for the mishap and the extent of damage could not be confirmed immediately," the fire service official added.
Garment factory catches fire in Gazipur
The fire that broke out at a readymade garment factory on Wednesday morning at Chandona Chowrasta in Gazipur has been doused completely, officials said. The fire started around 7.40 am on the 4th floor of a 7-story building of Apparels Plus Limited and soon engulfed the floor. Read: Environmental disaster feared following Sitakunda depot fire "After four hours effort, four firefighting units managed to douse the flames completely," said Shahjahan Shikder, deputy assistant director (media cell) of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters. However, the reason behind the fire and extent of losses could not be known immediately. No casualties were reported, he added.
Footwear factory catches fire in city
A fire broke out at a shoe factory in Demra area of Dhaka Tuesday noon. The fire started around 1:05 pm at a tin-shed building near Rajmahal Cinema Hall, said Shahjahan Shikder, Deputy Assistant Director (media cell) of the Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters. Five units of firefighters are working to put out the blaze, he added. Read: 2 charred to death in Chattogram furniture factory fire The origin of the fire could not be known yet, Shahjahan said.
Probe body formed over Bogura factory fire
A four-member committee was formed on Wednesday to investigate the fire that killed five workers at a plastic factory at Santahar in Adamdighi upazila of Bogura district. The committee, headed by Additional District Magistrate Salahuddin, has been asked to submit its report within seven working days. Read: Five burned to death in Bogura factory fire The other members of the committee are—Adamdighi Upazila Nirbahi Officer, the representatives of the Department of Inspection for Factories and the Directorate of Fire Service and Civil Defense. Also on Wednesday the charred bodies of five workers, recovered from the factory, were handed over to the family members. Read:Fire spreads panic in CCU patients at Barishal hospital; 1 dies of heart attack The fire occurred on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Siam, 13, Shahjahan, 24, Bijoy, 14, Belal Hossain, 43 and Abdul Khalek, 35 of the upazila.
More human remains found 2 months after Hashem factory fire
The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of police Thursday recovered more human remains from Narayanganj's Hashem Food and Beverage Factory premises. The investigators found the remains of at least one individual – a skull and some bones – from the fourth floor of the factory building, only two days after discovering charred skull and bones from the same spot. The remains would be sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for DNA profiling, said CID's Assistant Superintendent of Police Harun-Ur-Rashid. Also read: Locked inside a factory without fire exit, 52 lives go up in flames
Leather factory in Narayanganj catches fire
Barely one month after a deadly fire at a factory at Bhulta Karnagop in Narayanganj’s Rupganj that claimed the lives of 52 people, another factory in Narayanganj caught fire on Wednesday. Raihanul Islam, station officer (media) at the headquarters of Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the fire broke out at Ruposhi United Leather Factory around 12:14 pm. Read: Massive fire breaks out in Magura plywood factory On information, 14 firefighting units rushed to the spot and brought the fire under control around 2:30 pm. However, no casualty was reported till the filing of the report around 3:15 pm.
Rupganj factory fire: 45 DNA-matched bodies to be handed over from tomorrow
The bodies of the Shezan juice factory fire victims would be handed over to their families from Wednesday. The identities of 45 workers killed in the factory fire have been confirmed through DNA tests, officials said Tuesday. These bodies were recovered in an unrecognisably charred state. Also read: Rupganj factory fire: Claimants found for 40 bodies out of 48, after 56 families submit DNA samples Narayanganj Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mostain Billah said some of the bodies were kept in Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) morgue. It was learned that 24 bodies kept at Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue will be handed to families at noon Wednesday. The rest were kept at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital morgue to be handed over in the next two days. Also read: PM monitoring developments after factory fire in Rupganj: Quader However, identities of three of the 48 bodies recovered in the same state from the same floor could not be ascertained from DNA matches. Deputy Commissioner Mostain Billah further said that the families of the listed 45 deceased will be given Tk 50,000 for the burial and funeral.
N’ganj Factory fire: Sajeeb Group chairman, two sons granted bail
A court in Narayanganj on Monday granted bail to Sajeeb Group’s chairman MA Hashem and his two sons -- Hashem Bin Hashem and Tareq Ibrahim – in the case over the Rupganj factory fire that killed 52 workers. Narayanganj Senior District and Sessions Judge Anisur Rahman passed the order during a virtual hearing on the bail petition for the six accused of the case who were in jail, said prosecutor advocate Moniruzzaman. The court, however, suspended the bail petition of the Group CEO and its Deputy General Manager, he added. On July 10, Narayanganj police arrested Md Abul Hashem, chairman of the group, his four sons -- Hashem Bin Hashem, Tareq Ibrahim, Tawsif Ibrahim and Tanjim Ibrahim-- and its CEO Shahan Sha Azad, DGM Mamunur Rashid and head of admin Salauddin in connection with the tragic fire in the factory owned by the Group. Also read: Rupganj fire: Sajeeb Group chairman, sons among 8 put on remand Police filed the case with Rupganj police station against the eight people and many unknown others following the massive fire in the factory. On July 14, a Narayanganj court sent to jail six of the accused, including Abul Hashem, on completion of a four-day remand and granted bail to Hashem’s two sons Tawsif Ibrahim and Tanjib Ibrahim, on grounds that they study abroad and do not have any ownership of the company. Following the case filed by police, the district's Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments filed a separate case against the Group’s owner and DGM at the labour court under section 80 of the labour law. Also read: Death toll from Rupganj factory fire jumps to 52
Rupganj factory fire: Owner sent to jail, his 2 sons granted bail
A Narayanganj court on Wednesday sent to jail six accused, including Abul Hashem, owner of Hashem Foods Ltd., on completion of a four-day remand in a case over last week’s devastating factory fire in Rupganj. Hashem two sons accused in the case - Hashem Bin Hashem and Tareq Ibrahim -were among those sent to jail. Also read: Rupganj factory fire: Claimants found for 40 bodies out of 48, after 56 families submit DNA samples However, the court granted bail to Hashem’s two other sons Tawsif Ibrahim and Tanjib Ibrahim, on grounds that they study abroad and don't have any ownership of the company.
BNP dismisses N’ganj fire probe as just ‘eyewash’
BNP on Monday alleged that the government is carrying out an investigation into the deadly fire incident at Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj as a mere eyewash to save its owner as he belongs to the ruling party. “We would like to tell the government to take practical steps shunning the eyewash in the name of an investigation,” said BNP organising secretary Syed Emran Saleh Prince. Speaking at a human-chain programme, he also said the government has arrested Hashem Foods owner Abul Hashem in the face of public demand. Also read: N’ganj factory fire an incident of murder: BNP The BNP leader warned the government of facing public wraths if Abul Hashem, a ruling party leader, is released from jail or he goes unpunished. Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal arranged the programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club demanding punishment of the owner of Hashem Foods and others responsible for the fire that claimed the lives of over 52 people. The programme was also meant for mounting pressure on the government to ensure adequate compensations for the families of those killed and injured in the blaze and their rehabilitation. Also read: Mills, factories have no safe working environment: BNP Prince said all those responsible for the factory fire, including the owner, must be brought to justice. “The families of those who died and suffered injuries must be compensated with a justified amount of money. Proper treatment for the injured workers will have to be ensured.” He also urged the government to take effective steps to ensure a safe working environment for workers in every factory. The BNP leader said fire incidents are taking place at different factories one after another under the current ‘regime’ for lack of preventive measures and exemplary punishment of those responsible. He said the factory at Hashem Foods has exposed once again that there is no working environment and security of workers in Bangladesh factories. “Fifty-two workers died in the Narayangaj factory, but the state and government remained silent. The government should have declared a mourning day in memory of the 52 workers and offered condolences to the victims’ families and adequate compensations to them. But they didn’t do that as they aren’t a worker-friendly government,” Prince said. He also alleged that the government is not coming forward in aid of the workers and day-labourers who are going through serious ordeals amid the countrywide lockdown. The BNP leader called upon the government to immediately provide adequate food and cash support to the day-labourers and low-income people to ease their sufferings.