Fire fighters at scene of blazing plastics factory in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka
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Footage of fire at Bangladesh plastics factory

At least 13 people have died and dozens have been injured in a fire at a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.

The cause of the blaze in the multi-storey Nasim Plastic building is still unclear, but it may have triggered by a faulty gas cylinder or boiler.

Factory fires are common in Bangladesh, where safety conditions are often poor.

Footage showed fire-fighters tackling the blaze.

  • 01 Feb 2015
  • From the section Asia
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