Death toll in Gazipur factory fire rises to 6
The death toll in a fire that broke out at a spinning mill in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur yesterday has now risen to six, after five bodies were recovered from the spot today.
The deceased were identified as Rasel, 45, Anowar Hosen, 32, Shah Jalal, 25, Selim Kabir, 42, Abir Rayhan, 21 and Sujon, 30, our Gazipur correspondent reports quoting Deputy Assistant Director of Gazipur Civil Defence and Fire Service Akhteruzzaman.
The officials were clearing out the factory when they recovered the bodies between 9:00am and 12noon, the official said.
A five-member probe committee led by District Magistrate Mohammad Shahinur Islam has been formed to investigate the incident, Deputy Commissioner SM Tarikul Islam told the correspondent.
The fire originated at a unit of Otto Spinning Ltd in Nayanpur area around 2:30pm yesterday and it soon engulfed other units of the factory.
Seven firefighting units rushed to the spot and doused the blaze after several hours of frantic efforts.