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20 injured as fire burns 10 warehouses in Bangladesh

07-06-2010 12:01 BJT

DHAKA, July 6 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 people were injured and 10 warehouses burnt as a fire broke out in a particleboard factory Monday night at Madanpur-Haripur of Bandar sub-district in Bangladesh's Narayanganj district, local media reported Tuesday.

Office-in-Charge Harun-ur-Rashid of Bandar Police Station said the fire originated from the sparks of a crashing machine in the factory around 7:00 p.m. local time and soon spread in the adjacent area, leading English newspaper The Daily Star reported on Tuesday.

The fire burnt property and raw materials worth about 200 million taka (2.86 million U.S. dollars), fire service sources said.

About 8,000 workers of the mill managed to come out and join the fire fighters in dousing the flames, at least 20 workers of the factory were injured by fire.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

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