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Bangladesh - Second fire incident in a week at Hazaribagh leather factory
08 December 2016

A fire broke out at a leather factory at Hazaribagh in Dhaka city. This is the second fire incident at leather factory of the area in the first week of the December.

The fire originated at ‘Rupali Composite’ around 10:27 pm, said duty officer Mahmudul Hoque at the Fire Service Central Control Room.

Four firefighting units rushed in to douse the flame, he said.

Earlier on December 1, Thursday evening, four children suffered burn injuries after a fire broke out at ‘Tanjid Leather Moneybag Factory’ at Bhagalpur Lane of Hazaribagh in the city.

Though the owners of the leather factories of the Hazaribagh has been asked to relocate their factories to Savar by December 30 this year but there is no significant development made in this regard.

Government has taken strong stance to relocate Hazaribagh tanneries to Savar Leather Industrial Park at Savar as the owners of the tanneries have been showing unwillingness to move their factories.

On October 16, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu warned that all sorts of utility services including gas and electricity supplies will be cut off from their establishments if the tanneries are not relocated from Hazaribagh by December 30.

He also said that tanneries would lose their licences if they do not mpve by December 31 from Dhaka’s Hazaribagh to Savar’s tannery estate.

Even the allotted plots in Savar will be cancelled, he added.

Source: Daily Sun