Authorities in Bangladesh arrest factory owners after deadly fire

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Factory occurrence successful Bangladesh - Fire fighters effort to extinguish a occurrence erupted astatine the mill of Hashem Foods Ltd successful Narayanganj. - Harun-Or-Rashid/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Factory occurrence successful Bangladesh - Fire fighters effort to extinguish a occurrence erupted astatine the mill of Hashem Foods Ltd successful Narayanganj. - Harun-Or-Rashid/ZUMA Wire/dpa

Bangladeshi constabulary person arrested 8 radical including the owners and apical executives of a nutrient processing mill aft astatine slightest 52 workers were killed successful a devastating fire, officials said connected Saturday.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan announced the arrests astatine the tract of the accident, and warned that no-one would beryllium spared if the investigators recovered negligence had led to the nonaccomplishment of truthful galore lives.

Many of those who were killed successful the occurrence that swept done Hashem Food and Beverage Ltd connected Thursday were trapped connected the 4th floor, incapable to flight arsenic the doorway was locked.

It took firefighters much than 20 hours to extinguish the blaze astatine the six-storey gathering successful Rupganj, successful the Narayanagaj territory located astir 25 kilometres eastbound of the superior Dhaka.

Before the arrests, a lawsuit was filed against the owners and executives of the factory, accusing them of culpable homicide, main of territory constabulary Zayadul Alam said.

Abul Hashem, president and managing manager of Sajeeb Group which owns Hashem foods factory, and its main operating serviceman Shahan Shah Azad, were arrested successful Dhaka, helium said.

Hashem’s 4 sons, who are directors of the company, a manager and a civilian technologist were besides taken into custody for interrogation, helium added.

Earlier successful the morning, the firefighters called disconnected a hunt cognition that had been launched aft they had extinguished the flames.

“We did not find anyone live oregon dormant wrong the debris and called disconnected the operation,” said firefighting authoritative Saleh Uddin.

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