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Factory fire kills 137 in Bangladesh

Dhaka: At least 137 persons were killed and scores injured when a major fire engulfed a multi-storey garment factory on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and an under-construction flyover collapsed in the southeastern port city of Chittagong, officials said on November 25.

In one of the worst fire tragedies in the country, a blaze broke out at Tazrin Fashion factory in suburban Ashulia Savar, 30 km from Dhaka, on November 25 and quickly spread to the ground and first floors of the six-storey building.

In another incident, an under-construction flyover collapsed in Chittagong, leaving 13 persons dead and over 50 injured.