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Fire guts Bangladesh garment factory, six killed

Published on Jan 26, 2013 8:43 PM
 
People look for things to salvage after a fire at the Smart Fashions garment factory in Dhaka on Jan 26, 2013. Fire raced through the factory in the Bangladesh capital on Saturday, killing at least six employees and injuring 10, firefighters and witnesses said, two months after the country's worst factory blaze killed 112 workers. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

DHAKA (REUTERS) - Fire raced through a small garment factory in the Bangladesh capital on Saturday, killing at least six employees and injuring 10, firefighters and witnesses said, two months after the country's worst factory blaze killed 112 workers.

Fire service officials said the fire at Smart Fashions, housed in the upper floor of a two-storey building in the suburb of Mohammadpur, appeared to start in a tyre repair and welding shop downstairs. But the exact cause was still to be determined.

Firefighters and police combed the building after the blaze was brought under control and pulled out six bodies.

"Everything inside the factory has been gutted," a Reuters photographer said.

 
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