City sweater factory fire kills 8 including DIGP

DHAKA: At least eight people including a DIG of police & its managing director were killed in a devastating fire at a sweater factory in capital’s Mirpur on Wednesday night.Four of the deceased were identified as managing director Mahabubur Rahman, DIG Monjur Morshed, Comilla distrct Juba League president Sohel Mostofa Sapan and Emadur Rahman Badal.
Sources said that most of the workers left the factory at 7:00pm and factory MD and some other officials were at ninth floor of the 11-storey building.
The fire originated from the ground floor and soon it spread upto second floor at 11:00pm Wednesday. The MD and others felt sick due to smoke and some of them lost sense while tried to escape from the fire.
Fire Service Director Major Mahbub said that 13 fire fighting teams rushed to the spot and doused the fire at around 1:00am Thursday.
Of the injured eight people succumbed to their injuries at different hospitals.

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