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Compensate Tazreen victims, families: HRW

Compensate Tazreen victims, families: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) today urged global retailers to support and compensate the victims of Tazreen where at least 111 garment workers were burned alive two years ago. “Global clothing brands tied to a Bangladesh factory that caught fire two years ago should immediately support full and fair compensation for workers and families of...

Fire at Chinese food plant kills 18

Fire at Chinese food plant kills 18

A fire at a carrot packaging factory in eastern China has killed at least 18 people, state news agency Xinhua reported on Monday, the latest disaster in a country with a poor record on work safety. The fire at the plant in Shandong province broke out on Sunday evening and was brought under control...

Fire at Korail slum

Fire at Korail slum

At least five makeshift structures, including two rickshaw garages, were gutted by a fire that broke out inside Korail slum at Mohakhali in Dhaka early Friday. Fire Service control room sources said the fire originated from an electric short circuit in a small structure at around 4:44am. Eight firefighting units rushed to the spot and...

Tank-lorry fire halts highway traffic movement for 4hrs

Tank-lorry fire halts highway traffic movement for 4hrs

Transport movement on Dhaka-Tangail highway resumed following four hours of disruption due to a fire that broke out in an oil carrying tank-lorry in Basail upazila of Tangail. The fire originated in the tank-lorry when a truck, being dashed by a bus, hit the lorry near a petrol pump at Motra around 8:00am, said...

Blanket factory gutted in city

Blanket factory gutted in city

A blanket factory on the Dhaka Central Jail premises in the capital's Chawkbazar area was gutted by a fire yesterday afternoon. The fire broke out at the tin-shed, one-storey Kazla Woolen Mills Factory around 4:20pm. Eight fire fighting units doused the blaze over one hour, said Maj Mohammad Zihadul Islam, acting director general of...

Dhaka blanket factory fire doused

Dhaka blanket factory fire doused

A fire that broke out at a blanket factory in Chakbazar area of Dhaka was doused an hour after its beginning this afternoon. Eight firefighting units doused the blaze originated at the tin-shed one-storey Kazla Woolen Mills around 4:20pm, said Maj Mohammad Zihadul Islam, acting director general of Fire Service and Civil Defence.   No...

Fire at BSEC building doused

Fire at BSEC building doused

The blazing flames at the multistoried BSEC building in Dhaka’s Kawran Bazar were doused after nearly two hours of efforts. Gusts of black smokes were seen coming out from the top floors of the Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation (BSEC) building that housed several offices including television channels Rtv, ntv and the online section...

Fire guts acid warehouse in Tantibazar

An acid warehouse was burnt in a fire in the densely populated Tantibazar area in the old part of the capital this evening. However, no one was injured. The fire began around 7:34pm and was doused by four firefighting units of Fire Service and Civil Defence around 8:50pm, control room sources said. "An acid depot, a beauty parlour and a tailoring shop was burned. The shops were closed for Eid-ul-Azha vacation. No one was injured," said Abdul Halim, deputy assistant director of...

Ctg garment factory fire doused

Ctg garment factory fire doused

A fire broke that out at a garment factory in Chittagong city this morning has been doused four hours after it originated. No casualty was reported from the fire that originated at the building of Precious Apparels Limited in Dakkhin Madhyam Halishahar around 7:30am, our district correspondent reports quoting Jasimuddin, deputy assistant director of...

Gazipur dyeing factory fire under control

Gazipur dyeing factory fire under control

Fire that broke out at a dyeing factory at Kashimpur in Gazipur Sadar upazila early today has been brought under control. The fire originated at the godown of Megha Young Dyeing factory at Sardaganj around 3:30am, our Gazipur correspondent reports quoting police. On information, 10 firefighting units from Savar, Export Processing Zone, Dhamrai, Headquarters and...

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