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Bangladesh: Gazipur Garment Factory Catches Fire

A fire broke out at a Bangladesh garment factory at Konabari in Gazipur Saturday, and though the full extent of the damage and any casualties have yet to be confirmed, some reports are calling the blaze “devastating.”

According to Bangladesh’s The Financial Express, the fire originated on the first floor of Kader Synthetic Fibres Limited around 8 a.m. Fourteen fire fighting units from neighboring townships arrived on the scene and were able to get the fire under control after six hours and continued working into the evening.

The cause of the fire has not been disclosed as first responders said the information would be made available after further investigation.