Nine dead and 100 injured in Bangladesh fire

A firefighter tries to control a fire at a garment factory in Savar, outskirts of Dhaka.

A least nine people were killed and more than 100 were injured when a fire swept through a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital, police and witnesses said.

The fire started on the ground floor of a nine-story factory in the Ashulia industrial belt and quickly spread. Firefighters took nearly five hours to extinguish the flames.

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Bangladesh fire leaves 112 dead

At least 112 people were killed when a fire swept through a garment factory on the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital, police and witnesses said.