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    At Least 15 Killed, 50 Injured in Garment Factory Fire in Bangladesh

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    At least 15 people were killed and at least 50 were injured in an explosion at a garment packaging factory in the Gazipur District of Bangladesh, local media report.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) – The casualties figures were confirmed to the Dhaka Tribune newspaper on Saturday by a surgeon at the government hospital in the town of Tongi.

    The fire at the Tempako Packaging Factory in Tongi erupted on Saturday morning, local fire authorities said.

    Twenty units of firefighters arrived at the scene to tackle the blaze, according to Dhaka Tribune.

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