Fire breaks out at another Bangladeshi factory

A fire broke out today in a multi-storey garment factory building outside Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, a day after at least 124 people were killed in a blaze that swept through another factory here.

Fire fighters controlled in the fire at 10-storey Aslam Complex in Dakkhin Khan's Mollartek in the capital, two hours after it caught fire this morning, Bdnews reported quoting Fire Service Director General Brig Gen Abu Nayeem Mohammad Shahidullah as saying.

The Aslam Complex houses three garment factories -- Swan Garments, McCoy Sweater Limited and Sir Denim Limited.

No casualties were reported so far, though a youth fainted while assisting fire fighters, the report said.

The blaze comes after a fire in another clothes factory in suburban Ashulia Savar, 30 km from Dhaka, killed at least 124 people.

Meanwhile, thousands of garment workers from the Tazreen Fashion factory staged protests today, demanding better protection.
Some demonstrators reportedly threw stones at factories and smashed vehicles.

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