At least 52 people have been killed in a fire at a juice factory in Bangladesh.
More than 30 others were injured in the incident and are being treated at various hospitals, officials said on Friday.
The condition of some of them is said to be critical.
Police said that a search and rescue operation was underway as others may have been at the spot.
Police have also estimated that the death toll could rise further.
The fire broke out in an industrial building in Bangladesh’s industrial zone, which is considered safe.
A fire at a Dhaka apartment in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, in 2019 had killed at least 70 people.
The incident took place at Hashem Food and Beverage Factory in Rupgunj.
The incident took place in an industrial area outside Dhaka city. The fire broke out on the ground floor of the 6th floor of the factory on Thursday evening.
Upon receiving the information about the incident, the police went and initially confirmed that only three people were killed.
As of this writing, 52 people had died while being rescued, police said.
Some people jumped out of the building after the fire broke out and some of them died and some were injured, according to the police.