Fire guts textile factory in Dhaka’s Shyampur

A fire broke out at a factory in Dhaka’s Shyampur, but no casualties were reported.

Published : 25 Dec 2017, 05:12 AM
Updated : 25 Dec 2017, 05:12 AM

The Lucky Textile Mill in Shyampur’s BSIC industrial zone caught fire around 4am on Monday, said Fire Service Control Room’s Mahmudul Haque.

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As many as eight fire-fighting units rushed to the scene and managed to put out the flames completely around 9am, he told

No casualties were reported, but fire-fighters rescued at least 30 people, who were trapped on the roof of the six-storey factory building.

The fire started from the third-floor, according to Haque.

“The people inside the factory rushed to the roof after the flames erupted. They were rescued around 6am, when the fire was under control,” he told

The cause of the fire is yet to be known, added the fire service official.