Hashem Foods factory fire was 'systematic killing': Citizen Probe Committee

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Workers' deaths in the fire at Hashem Foods factory in Narayanganj was an act of "systematic killing", stated a report of the Citizen Probe Committee.

"The devastating incident took place due to indifference, negligence and greed of the owner. That's why we're not terming it an accident, but rather a systematic killing," the report read.

The probe report on the fire incident at Hashem Foods factory and workers' deaths was shared today at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU).

Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua is the convener of the 19-member probe committee.

The committee demanded punishment of the responsible officials of the government authorities for their negligence in ensuring fire safety at the factory.

There were no emergency staircases in the building, yet it was functioning in front of the eyes of the administration, the report said.

On July 8, a deadly fire razed Hashem Foods Limited in Rupganj of Narayanganj, killing at least 52 workers and staffers of the factory.


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