Lalbagh factory fire: Probe body formed

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An investigation committee was formed today to look into last night's fire at a polythene factory in Lalbagh of Dhaka. 

The three-member committee has been asked to submit its report within seven working days, said Fire Service's Warehouse Inspector Atiqul Alam. 

Fire Service and Civil Defence's Deputy Director (Operation) Dilip Ghosh is heading the committee. The other members are - Assistant Commissioner (Operation) Abdul Halim and Deputy Director (Posta zone) Newton Das. 

A fire broke out at a polythene factory on Water Works Road in Posta area just after 10:30pm on Wednesday. 

Sixteen firefighting units brought the fire under control around 1am but it took them another three hours to extinguish the blaze. 

The cause of the fire and extent of damage could not be known yet.