Deaths at packaging plant

| September 12, 2016

A fire at a food and cigarette packaging factory in Bangladesh killed at least 24 people and injured more than 24 others on Saturday, according to a story by Serajul Quadir for Reuters.

The cause of the fire at the Tampaco Foils plant in the Tongi industrial zone about 20 km (12 miles) north of the capital, Dhaka, was not immediately known, but officials said a boiler explosion probably triggered the blaze.

The fire broke out as workers prepared to swap shifts in the morning and it wasn’t until late on Saturday night that it was brought under control.

Part of the factory collapsed.

The plant was said to have been used to package various items, including food and cigarettes, for local and global companies, including British American Tobacco and Nestlé.

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