Fire ravages Hashem Foods factory

  • The parents-in-law of Amana wait for news of the Hashem Foods worker outside the factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9,2021 after a fire killed at least 52 people. Amana worked on the third floor to produce chocolate and hazelnut spread Nocilla. Most of the bodies of the victims were found on that floor. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The parents-in-law of Amana wait for news of the Hashem Foods worker outside the factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9,2021 after a fire killed at least 52 people. Amana worked on the third floor to produce chocolate and hazelnut spread Nocilla. Most of the bodies of the victims were found on that floor. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Nazma Begum bursts into tears as she waits for news of her son Yasin outside the Hashem Foods factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021 after a fire killed at least 52 workers. Yasin, a college student, had to be listed as Ripon to hide his age for the work. Many of the victims were underaged, according to their families. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Nazma Begum bursts into tears as she waits for news of her son Yasin outside the Hashem Foods factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021 after a fire killed at least 52 workers. Yasin, a college student, had to be listed as Ripon to hide his age for the work. Many of the victims were underaged, according to their families. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Crews carry bodies of victims out of Hashem Foods Ltd factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021 after a devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Crews carry bodies of victims out of Hashem Foods Ltd factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021 after a devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Crews carry bodies of victims out of Hashem Foods Ltd factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021 after a devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Crews carry bodies of victims out of Hashem Foods Ltd factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021 after a devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Bodies of Hashem Foods Ltd workers are carried to an ambulance from the factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021 after a devastating fire left at least 52 people dead. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Bodies of Hashem Foods Ltd workers are carried to an ambulance from the factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021 after a devastating fire left at least 52 people dead. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Crews carry bodies of victims out of Hashem Foods Ltd factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021 after a devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Crews carry bodies of victims out of Hashem Foods Ltd factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021 after a devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Jharna Begum shows the photo of her daughter 'Farzana' outside Hashem Foods Ltd factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The 14-year-old girl, who has been working in the factory for three years for a monthly wage of Tk 5,000, is unaccounted-for after a devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Golam Mortuza Antu

    Jharna Begum shows the photo of her daughter 'Farzana' outside Hashem Foods Ltd factory in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The 14-year-old girl, who has been working in the factory for three years for a monthly wage of Tk 5,000, is unaccounted-for after a devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Golam Mortuza Antu

  • Crews brought the bodies of the victims of Hashem Foods factory fire in Narayanganj’s Rupganj to Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s mortuary on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Crews brought the bodies of the victims of Hashem Foods factory fire in Narayanganj’s Rupganj to Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s mortuary on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Crews brought the bodies of the victims of Hashem Foods factory fire in Narayanganj’s Rupganj to Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s mortuary on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Crews brought the bodies of the victims of Hashem Foods factory fire in Narayanganj’s Rupganj to Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s mortuary on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Crews brought the bodies of the victims of Hashem Foods factory fire in Narayanganj’s Rupganj to Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s mortuary on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Crews brought the bodies of the victims of Hashem Foods factory fire in Narayanganj’s Rupganj to Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s mortuary on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Crews brought the bodies of the victims of Hashem Foods factory fire in Narayanganj’s Rupganj to Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s mortuary on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Crews brought the bodies of the victims of Hashem Foods factory fire in Narayanganj’s Rupganj to Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s mortuary on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Crews brought the bodies of the victims of Hashem Foods factory fire in Narayanganj’s Rupganj to Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s mortuary on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Crews brought the bodies of the victims of Hashem Foods factory fire in Narayanganj’s Rupganj to Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s mortuary on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. The devastating fire killed at least 52 workers. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The fire on the top floors of the Hashem Foods factory building in Narayanganj’s Rupganj flared up again on Friday, a day after it initially broke out, Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The fire on the top floors of the Hashem Foods factory building in Narayanganj’s Rupganj flared up again on Friday, a day after it initially broke out, Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Relatives wait anxiously outside the burning factory of Hashem Foods Ltd as many of their loved ones remained trapped inside the building for hours. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Relatives wait anxiously outside the burning factory of Hashem Foods Ltd as many of their loved ones remained trapped inside the building for hours. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Two firefighters are seen inside the burnt Hashem Foods factory building in Narayanganj’s Rupganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Two firefighters are seen inside the burnt Hashem Foods factory building in Narayanganj’s Rupganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Two firefighters are seen inside the burnt Hashem Foods factory building in Narayanganj’s Rupganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Two firefighters are seen inside the burnt Hashem Foods factory building in Narayanganj’s Rupganj. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The fire on the top floors of the Hashem Foods factory building in Narayanganj’s Rupganj flared up again on Friday, a day after it initially broke out, Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The fire on the top floors of the Hashem Foods factory building in Narayanganj’s Rupganj flared up again on Friday, a day after it initially broke out, Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A large part of the six-storey building of Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj’s Rupganj was gutted in the deadly fire, while cracks began to appear on the walls as a result of the heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A large part of the six-storey building of Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj’s Rupganj was gutted in the deadly fire, while cracks began to appear on the walls as a result of the heat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The fire that erupted at the factory of Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Thursday continued to rage well into the next day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The fire that erupted at the factory of Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Thursday continued to rage well into the next day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Relatives wait anxiously outside the burning factory of Hashem Foods Ltd as many of their loved ones remained trapped inside the building for hours. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Relatives wait anxiously outside the burning factory of Hashem Foods Ltd as many of their loved ones remained trapped inside the building for hours. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Relatives wait anxiously outside the burning factory of Hashem Foods Ltd as many of their loved ones remained trapped inside the building for hours. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Relatives wait anxiously outside the burning factory of Hashem Foods Ltd as many of their loved ones remained trapped inside the building for hours. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Firefighters are engaged in efforts to douse a massive fire in the factory of Hashem Foods Ltdon in Narayanganj's Rupganji Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Firefighters are engaged in efforts to douse a massive fire in the factory of Hashem Foods Ltdon in Narayanganj's Rupganji Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Firefighters are engaged in efforts to douse a massive fire in the factory of Hashem Foods Ltdon in Narayanganj's Rupganji Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Firefighters are engaged in efforts to douse a massive fire in the factory of Hashem Foods Ltdon in Narayanganj's Rupganji Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Firefighters are engaged in efforts to douse a massive fire in the factory of Hashem Foods Ltdon in Narayanganj's Rupganji Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Firefighters are engaged in efforts to douse a massive fire in the factory of Hashem Foods Ltdon in Narayanganj's Rupganji Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Firefighters are engaged in efforts to douse a massive fire in the factory of Hashem Foods Ltdon in Narayanganj's Rupganji Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Firefighters are engaged in efforts to douse a massive fire in the factory of Hashem Foods Ltdon in Narayanganj's Rupganji Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The fire that erupted at the factory of Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Thursday continued to rage well into the next day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The fire that erupted at the factory of Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Thursday continued to rage well into the next day. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Firefighters are engaged in efforts to douse a massive fire in the factory of Hashem Foods Ltdon in Narayanganj's Rupganji Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Firefighters are engaged in efforts to douse a massive fire in the factory of Hashem Foods Ltdon in Narayanganj's Rupganji Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The fire on the top floors of the Hashem Foods factory building in Narayanganj’s Rupganj flared up again on Friday, a day after it initially broke out, Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The fire on the top floors of the Hashem Foods factory building in Narayanganj’s Rupganj flared up again on Friday, a day after it initially broke out, Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Relatives of missing workers break down in tears outside the burning factory of Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Relatives of missing workers break down in tears outside the burning factory of Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Relatives of missing workers break down in tears outside the burning factory of Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Relatives of missing workers break down in tears outside the burning factory of Hashem Foods Ltd in Narayanganj’s Rupganj on Friday, Jul 9, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi