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More than 50 die in fire at Bangladeshi food processing factory

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A fire that swept through a six-storey food processing factory near the capital of Bangladesh killed at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped on the fourth floor behind a locked door, officials said on Friday. It took firefighters nearly 20 hours to extinguish the blaze that broke out at the Hashem Food and Beverage Ltd on Thursday afternoon, fire department official Abdullah Al Arefin said. The bodies of 49 workers were found on the fourth floor of the building. A search operation was due to be conducted on the fifth and sixth floors, he added. Three workers had been found dead shortly a…

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