At least 43 people have died, and dozens are missing, in a fire at a food and drink factory in Bangladesh, according to a police bulletin released on Friday (9).
The fire, which occurred at a factory in Rupganj, near Dhaka, on Thursday afternoon (8) was still active 24 hours later.
In addition to the dead, there are at least 30 injured, including workers who had to jump out of windows to escape the flames.
Fires are common in factories in Bangladesh due to non-compliance with safety regulations.
In February 2019, at least 70 people died in a massive fire at a residential building in Dhaka, where chemicals had been illegally stored.
In April 2013, the Rana Plaza clothing workshop collapsed like a house of cards and 1,138 workers died.