Factory Fire in Bangladesh kills 31

Fire workers tend the fire at the Bangladesh factory.

DHAKA: The boiler explosion and subsequent fire at a packaging factory in Bangladesh over the weekend has killed over 31 after more bodies were found in the debris, an official said.

The huge blast at the Tampaco Foils Ltd. factory on Saturday, outside the capital, Dhaka, triggered a massive blaze that spread quickly at the plant, where toxic and flammable chemicals were stored.

Twenty-three workers died immediately. Six more bodies were recovered on Sunday evening, and two others were found overnight as firefighters cleared the debris, said local chief administrator SA Alam.

At least eight workers were still missing on Monday, Alam said, adding that the search for bodies would continue while authorities try to determine what caused the explosion.


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