Friday, August 23, 2019

Fire destroys plastic factories in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh 

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2019-08-14 23:54:13 BdST

Firefighters have brought under control a fire that has destroyed several plastic factories in Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh.

The fire erupted in the factories on the same premises at Postar Dhal in Islambagh around 10:45pm on Wednesday, according to an official at the Fire Service and Civil Defence control room. 
 
Eight units of the firefighters rushed to the scene first and later eight more joined them to douse the fire, the official said.
 
No casualties have been reported immediately.
 
Locals said the factory and adjacent buildings were almost empty as the inhabitants had travelled to their home towns or villages to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha.  
 
The cause of the fire is also unknown.
 

Chawkbazar Police Station OC Sohrab Hossain said the fire was tamed around 12:30am on Thursday.
 
There were several tin-roofed factories of plastic toy and warehouses on the plot surrounded by walls, the OC said.  
 
The authorities were yet to start assessing the extent of the damage caused by the fire.
 
It comes around six months after over 73 people died in a devastating fire that destroyed several buildings housing people and warehouses of raw plastic, deodorant and other flammables at Churihatta in Old Dhaka’s.
 
Committees formed to investigate the fire incident recommended removing such warehouses and factories from the densely populated area and ensuring proper fire safety measurements in order to avoid casualties.