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Bangladesh factory fire: At least 52 people killed in overnight blaze

BBC News

July 9, 2021

A factory fire in Bangladesh has killed 52 people and injured 30 others, emergency services have said.

The blaze broke out on Thursday night at Hashem Food and Beverage factory in Rupganj, an industrial town near the capital Dhaka. Authorities told AP news agency the fire took hold because of chemicals and plastics stored inside the building.

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