Five killed in Bangladesh jute factory collapse

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Dhaka, Aug 21 (IANS) Five people were killed and more than 50 others injured when the roof of a jute factory collapsed in Bangladesh’s central Faridpur district on Sunday afternoon, police said.

“The roof of the tin-shed jute factory collapsed during a storm,” Xinhua news agency quoted a police official as saying.

The official said that around 400 people were working in the factory when its roof collapsed.

Quoting officials involved in the rescue operation, the officer said the death toll may increase as more people were believed to be trapped under the debris.



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