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12 Dec 2019 | 03:32 PM UTC

Bangladesh: Fire at plastics factory in Keraniganj leaves at least 13 dead December 11 /update 1

Fire at plastics factory in Keraniganj leaves at least 13 dead December 11; cause of fire under investigation as of December 12

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Event

A fire ignited at a plastics factory in Keraniganj, near Dhaka, on Wednesday, December 11, leaving at least 13 people dead and 21 others injured. The cause of the fire was under investigation as of Thursday, December 12.

Advice

Individuals in Dhaka and across Bangladesh are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, including regarding best fire-safety practices.