A massive blaze in a Bangladesh factory killed at least 52 people and injured over 50 others with some people jumping from the upper floors to escape the fire.
The fire broke out at a six-storey juice factory outside Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, according to media reports on Friday. Dozens are still missing.
The fire broke out at around 5 pm at the juice factory in Naryanganj's Rupganj, as per officials.
It is suspected that the fire originated from the ground floor of the building and spread quickly due to the presence of chemicals and plastic bottles. Meanwhile, several workers jumped off the building to escape the devastating fire. Eighteen firefighting units were struggling to douse the fire at the factory building of Hashem Foods Limited.
Rescued workers and relatives alleged that the front gate and only exit of the factory remained locked at the time of the fire. They also claimed that the building had no proper fire safety measures in place.
Bangladesh factory fire kills 52
The fire broke out at around 5 pm at the juice factory in Naryanganj's Rupganj.